Old 05-22-12, 02:40 PM
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CraigB
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Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail

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I started my "serious" cycling in the late '80s with cheap thin leather Detto Pietro shoes with cleats that you had to drill holes for in the soles. The cleat had a straight slot running across it, which mated with the trailing edge of the pedal, plus toe clips and straps to cinch everything down nice and tight. Every time I'd start up I'd reach down to pull the straps tight, and every time I came to a stop I'd reach down to loosen them. Coming from that background, I was on those first-generation Looks like white on rice. What a godsend. I've never had a second thought since, other than to occasionally debate which different brand/style/format to go with.

As far as Nightshade's crusade is concerned, I'd ask that everyone lighten up a little, please. The forum is an open marketplace of ideas. Each of us has their own preferences, and we all espouse them enthusiastically.
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