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Old 04-01-08, 11:48 AM
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I went clipless.

I got some Shimano M520s from the fine folks at Adams Avenue Cycles a short while ago. So far, so good. A little time practicing seems to be paying off. They've become second nature to me.

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Old 04-01-08, 11:52 AM
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Great. Better vote 'no' in the poll on whether you've fallen with clipless while you got the chance. (Just kidding.)

What shoes ya using?
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Old 04-01-08, 11:57 AM
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Just as a curiosity, what would first nature be? A call to the bathroom?

Once you have gone clipless, there is no turning back. You look really silly lifting your foot off the pedal all the time attempting to pull on the upstroke...
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Old 04-01-08, 11:58 AM
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Good Luck. I have been using Shimano 520's for going on 4 years now. I have them on all 3 bikes.
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Old 04-01-08, 11:59 AM
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That's it-Your milage goals go up from right now. Mainly because you dare not stop to see if it is an Unclip with ease- or a fall. Only thing is- with the number of biker babes in San Diego- there must be a few nurses in amongst them. So no Intentional falls just to get symapathy from your rescuers.



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Old 04-01-08, 12:00 PM
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It is April fools day.
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That little allen screw with the plus sign on one side and a minus sign on the other? That is the clipless fall karma adjuster. Be sure you adjust it all the way to the plus side, because you are a positive karma sort of guy.
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Old 04-01-08, 12:33 PM
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Old 04-01-08, 12:37 PM
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Great! Now that your MTB has clipless pedals, when will you get some road pedals for Ruby?
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It is April fools day.
Yep, I'm voting that this is a joke... we all know that Deeg will never go clipless.
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No way! This has got to be an April fool's joke.
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No way! This has got to be an April fool's joke.
No Joke- Most of the Older members of this forum are used to DG's ways. This is his way of announcing that this summer will see him finding a ride partner that is into Distance riding so he now has to train for his Metric- Up a 10% slope and also get a Goretex for the freezing rain that Sandiego will be getting in June.
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It's funny for many years I refused to go clipless. About 10 years ago I finally did and now can't think of doing anything else. I just bought a used bike to commute on and the seller asked me if I wanted some old pedals with cages. Yee Gads! NO! How scary.

Using clipless pedals is like driving a stick shift. Once it becomes second nature, it's hard to imagine using anything else (yes I drive a stick).

Just a word of caution. A friend finally went clipless after we all teased him for 2 years. He tried to ride his bike the first time with clipless pedals, in his driveway, going too slow, didn't get proper instruction and he fell and broke his arm (in 3 places). A caution to anyone thinking of going clipless. Find a nice parking lot to practice. Don't worry about immediately getting into the pedal. Just start off riding on top of the cleat and when you have alittle speed, slide into the pedal. Practice, while moving, getting into and out of the pedal. Speed is your friend. Just trust me on this.
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Come On Guys And Gals

APRIL FOOLS!
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I went clipless a couple of months ago, so I think anything is possible!
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This could be an April Fool's joke but the pedals and Adams Avenue Cycles are genuine. I have M520s on my MTB and love them. Way to go, DG! (Don't be makin' me a fool now!)
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The sun still set in the West here today. So I'm voting for April Fools!
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Aaahh!

I feel much relief. I would have hated to have lost my platform buddy.
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April fool, say you

But you train this stuff, so you probably know where you are in the purchase progression

Awareness - there are different types of pedals
Interest - I like cycling, many people like those pedals that look like ski bindings
Comparison - maybe I should see what's available
Selection - I've done some research, Shimano MB xxxxs look good
Distancing - I'm half committed, but I don't feel ready, so I'll joke about it
Trial - They don't cost much, I'll try 'em, I can always go back
Commitment - Why didn't I do this before?

Forum - where in this progression is our delightfully indecisive friend?
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Mark my word, Gee, you will be sorry you mocked the clipless gods! Go ahead and ride those pitiful platform pedals, but watch your back...
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