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Old 03-10-18, 05:19 PM
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Rolled Into the Bike Shop This Morning...

...literally.
Criterium Bicycles, Colorado Springs.
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Old 03-11-18, 08:44 AM
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You should have done a lap around the shop.
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Old 03-11-18, 10:19 AM
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I skateboarded into a shop. I had lost two of the three bolts of one cleat and couldn't get my foot out of the pedal. A mechanic got my foot out of my shoe so I could get off the bike.
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Old 03-11-18, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
...A mechanic got my foot out of my shoe so I could get off the bike.
You couldn't remove the shoe from your foot first?
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Old 03-11-18, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr IGH View Post
You couldn't remove the shoe from your foot first?
No. Even if they hadn't had both velcro and laces I think it would have been nearly impossible to do. Give it a try. Straddle a bike with one foot clipped in and try to got your foot out of your shoe without falling over.
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Old 03-11-18, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No. Even if they hadn't had both velcro and laces I think it would have been nearly impossible to do. Give it a try. Straddle a bike with one foot clipped in and try to got your foot out of your shoe without falling over.

Hmm. I didn't have any trouble.

We have a local watering hole w/ indoor bike parking that you can ride into if it's not too crowded.
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Old 03-11-18, 11:20 AM
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That looks like a pretty fancy bike shop. The LBS close to me are like little boxes in a strip mall.
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Old 03-11-18, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No. Even if they hadn't had both velcro and laces I think it would have been nearly impossible to do. Give it a try. Straddle a bike with one foot clipped in and try to got your foot out of your shoe without falling over.
Pretty easy to backpedal and open the boas on my mtb shoes while still clipped in - can you not adjust the tightness of your shoes while riding?
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Old 03-11-18, 05:34 PM
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Cool beans.

We have a bike shop here right beside a bike path but
I would have to bunny hop to ride in.
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Old 03-11-18, 06:46 PM
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I rode the much hated Fixie Thruster for a lap inside Walmart. The tires were pretty flat but I got up to speed on the back stretch.



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Old 03-11-18, 06:47 PM
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I watched a couple fatties and a plus sized roll into a brewery in Soo Canada yesterday. Made me jealous that I had walked and left my fatty in the back of my van.
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Old 03-12-18, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
Pretty easy to backpedal and open the boas on my mtb shoes while still clipped in - can you not adjust the tightness of your shoes while riding?
It's one thing to reach down a flip a lever like I can with my current Bonts. It's another to release the entire system, which used laces and velcro, to get your entire foot out of the show while on busy city streets with traffic lights. And I am 6'2". Long way to reach down. Guess you had to be there to get it.
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Old 03-12-18, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It's one thing to reach down a flip a lever like I can with my current Bonts. It's another to release the entire system, which used laces and velcro, to get your entire foot out of the show while on busy city streets with traffic lights. And I am 6'2". Long way to reach down. Guess you had to be there to get it.

I'm 6'1", and have no issue tightening laces or velcro without unclipping. Put the other foot on the tarmac, and reach down. Wait, are you a T-rex? if that's the case I get it, and apologize for being armist.
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Old 03-12-18, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
That looks like a pretty fancy bike shop. The LBS close to me are like little boxes in a strip mall.
This.

That's a nice looking store.
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Old 03-12-18, 07:16 AM
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That's how I go into Wal Mart if I'm on my bike. If you walk in they try to stop you and say you have to leave it outside. But if you blast in they are too lazy to chase.
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Old 03-12-18, 07:38 AM
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That's how I go into Wal Mart if I'm on my bike. If you walk in they try to stop you and say you have to leave it outside. But if you blast in they are too lazy to chase.
I stop at Home Depot of Lowes all the time on my ride home. I walk in pushing the bike around, no one's ever said a word to me. (Except a cashier one time to asked why I didn't just leave it on the bike rack outside....when there is absolutely for certain NO bike rack outside...she was odd. But even then she was just asking why, not complaining.)
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Old 03-12-18, 08:14 AM
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The hardware stores are different for sure. I still ride into Home Depot just because it's faster to roll than clickety clack awkwardly.
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Old 03-12-18, 08:22 AM
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I had to take my shoe off on the bike once, it was a little awkward. Seems like it shouldn't be too bad, but it was the foot I almost always put down first. I think that might have been the boas that I let get gummed up and so taking the shoe off was awkward no matter what. Had to do major surgery on that shoe to replace the laces.
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Old 03-17-18, 06:26 AM
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All bike shops need automatic doors.
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Originally Posted by Jiggle View Post
That's how I go into Wal Mart if I'm on my bike. If you walk in they try to stop you and say you have to leave it outside. But if you blast in they are too lazy to chase.
Target is much more forgiving. The one and only time is was out with no tube (or lock) I was by a Target. Walked through with the bike, got a tube and rolled out. Not a word about my bike.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It's one thing to reach down a flip a lever like I can with my current Bonts. It's another to release the entire system, which used laces and velcro, to get your entire foot out of the show while on busy city streets with traffic lights. And I am 6'2". Long way to reach down. Guess you had to be there to get it.
Couldn't you, you know, stop moving? Weren't there sidewalks?

If you can't reach your shoe while stopped with only one foot clipped in, it isn't safe to clip in for you.
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Old 03-17-18, 07:52 AM
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Target is much more forgiving. The one and only time is was out with no tube (or lock) I was by a Target. Walked through with the bike, got a tube and rolled out. Not a word about my bike.
Target employees I would expect to be more clear thinking. If it is permissible to push a basket around, then what difference does a bicycle make? It doesn't.
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Dick's Sporting Goods made me fill out a red tag & leave my bike at the front desk
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I used to work in a building with an automatic door. I would unclip one foot swing it over the bike and glide in like that. It was a great entrance, but I was usually there so early nobody else got to see it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No. Even if they hadn't had both velcro and laces I think it would have been nearly impossible to do. Give it a try. Straddle a bike with one foot clipped in and try to got your foot out of your shoe without falling over.
You couldn't just reach down while you were coasting and loosen your shoe?
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