Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Who rides clipless?

    I was just wondering if anyone else uses clipless pedals in the winter time. I can't seem to go back to platforms, even though the thought of slipping on ice sickens me. Luckily the roads here haven't been that bad at all.


    -Mike
    I like pie...

  2. #2
    Slow Moving Vehicle Jean Beetham Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Norwood, MA
    My Bikes
    Felt F-70, Terry Madeleine, Novara Safari fully customized by me
    Posts
    1,067
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I continue in my wishy-washy ways. I ride Shimano m-324's year round on my hybrid and MTB. It gives the option of clicking in or not. On icy roads with traffic I often ride with 1 foot in & 1 out. It also gives the option of using my pac-boots if it ever gets colder than 5F. It leaves me the advantages of clipless on hills. I don't think I could completely give up clipless at this point.

  3. #3
    Bike Shop Girl Arsbars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Mooresville, NC
    My Bikes
    Lots, road - mtb - cyclocross- commuting
    Posts
    682
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do, except on my mtb- I've always run platform on that bad boy.
    BikeShopGirl.com : Helping women find their way in cycling
    CommuteByBike.com : Tips, news, reviews and safety for bike commuters

  4. #4
    cycle-powered nathank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Munich Germany (formerly Portland OR, Texas)
    My Bikes
    '02 Specialized FSR, '03 RM Slayer, '99 Raleigh R700, '97 Norco hartail, '89 Stumpjumper
    Posts
    1,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes, i ride clipless all winter. i have Gaernet Polar boots, neoprene overshoes and Speedplay Frogs. i have problems with cold feet but with warm socks my feet stay pretty warm - actually, i've been riding this week in cold - today was high of -4C (24F) and no cold feet!

    as to ice. i can unclip super fast - you just have to practice. i have studded tires both front and back. for those times when you don't see it and hit solid ice and go down instantly having non-cliples pedals won't help anyway.

    i guess the only reason i would switch to non-clipless is if i were doing lots of hiking in the snow where even with the neoprene overshoes my feet might get cold from the snow. then maybe winter hiking boots.
    why drive when you can ride?
    now a fully certified German MTB Guide! (DAV)

  5. #5
    The Flying Scot chewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    North Queensferry Scotland and London (and France)
    My Bikes
    Custom 531c fast tourer/audax, 1964 Flying Scot Continental, 1995 Cinelli Supercorsa, Holdsworth Mistral single speed, Dahon Speed 6 (folder), Micmo Sirocco
    Posts
    1,811
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've used SPD for the past few months and went down on black ice. Wouldn't have matterd if I was on platforms or with toe clips.

    My feet released right away. Getting my clenched buttocks off the saddle was more difficult
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

    1985 Custom built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
    1964 Flying Scot Continental
    1995 Cinelli Supercorsa
    1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed
    2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
    (YES I LIKE STEEL)
    2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
    2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
    2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1

  6. #6
    Bike Happy DanFromDetroit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Detroit, MI USA
    Posts
    695
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most of my riding consists of "in-town" errands and commuting. I have found that toe-clips work best for me. I don't need to carry "extra" shoes and I can exit toe clips very rapidly if I need to.

    I use those great big green rubber insulated boots to keep my feet warm. I make them slightly stiffer by getting them a size or a size and a half larger and then inserting the insoles from an old pair of running shoes into the boots.

    On very cold or wet sloppy days, I have a pair of neoprene socks. These I recommend highly for keeping your feet warm and dry.

    This setup is extremely unfashionable, but quite practical.

    regards
    Dan

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan
    My Bikes
    2001 lemond tete de courese 2005 litespeed 2012 bamboo calfee
    Posts
    12
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In my neck of the woods and I mean woods I wear ice mans with flat pedals. It gets cold very cold also snow. I only ride a mountain bike once the snow flies. RIDE ON!
    bikeman1956

  8. #8
    1,520,000 nikos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I actually use my speedplay pedals on my mountain bike right now. I know when more snow hits I will have to go to spd. Ive gone down twice in the last two weeks, both times, my foot came out, but when you hit the ice your going down fast. I find its best to go with the movement, land on my side and roll or skid! With winter clothing on and helmet, I find it sort of fun? No pain yet.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •