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Old 07-17-22, 10:25 AM
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magnetic toe clips

Hello people: While on the net, a pop-up came for them. No clipping in just place your shoe on it and you're in. What do youz think about that?
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Old 07-17-22, 10:33 AM
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Dumb. No way will a magnet be strong enough.
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Old 07-17-22, 11:04 AM
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Dumb. No way will a magnet be strong enough.
Not strong enough for what?
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Power it with that 12V truck battery!
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Power it with that 12V truck battery!
OK, so I’m not the only one who’s put that together.
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I prefer Velcro.

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They are not equipped with a firm mechanical connection comparable to standard clipless pedals. The force of the magnets can be impacted by several factors including magnet size, dirt, wear, and direction of force applied. Unintendedly disconnecting from the pedals is possible at any time.
I guess they are a great idea if you want to buy and wear cycling shoes without the benefit of foot retention. In other words, they are as useful as a fart in a phone booth.
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I'z think the OP is a troll. Youz may think different.
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Power it with that 12V truck battery!
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i use strapless bicycle toe clips; amazon has tons of them.

https://www.amazon.com/EVO-Double-Qu...086361&sr=8-24

this is just one example, there is no need for straps and i have yet to break the plastic after years of riding.
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hello people and corn heads too: I like that strapless idea. One of my bikes I have the old style with the straps and it's mostly metal. Those are just plastic correct? Which one do you like?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Dumb. No way will a magnet be strong enough.
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Not strong enough for what?
Not strong enough for decent foot retention.
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I don’t need cleats or magnets. The force binds me to everything.

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...I'm currently patenting an idea to use magnets for helments, called MagnetoHelm ®, instead of straps.
They will be marketed toward the demographic of riders with a metal plate in their heads, from previous crashing.


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Originally Posted by jlat View Post
Hello people: While on the net, a pop-up came for them. No clipping in just place your shoe on it and you're in. What do youz think about that?
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So where's the link to this advertisement?
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Old 07-17-22, 06:45 PM
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3 seconds on duckduckgo yielded this result: https://hustlebikelabs.com/
Wow, someone put a lot of effort into that terrible idea.
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For downhill mtb it tends to make sense. MTBers don’t tend to be out of the saddle hill climbers like roadies, unless they are highly competitive. Most I know just mash the pedals on climbs, myself included. Holding your foot more securely on descents while MTBing makes good sense.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Not strong enough for decent foot retention.
I would be very surprised if that were true.

In fact, I think I’d wager good money that there certainly are magnets strong enough that, when sized to fit the area of a typical cycling pedal, could resist any amount of pull force a rider might generate.

For example, here are 1.25” diameter round magnets with up to 95lbs pull force available on Amazon. A magnet on the shoe working with a magnet on the pedal would be expected to have even higher pull force. I would be very surprised if anyone was pulling their foot off the pedal with anywhere near that kind of force.

I’d further wager that the major obstacle in magnetic pedal/shoe attachment is not generating sufficient retaining force, but rather how to overcome such sufficent retaining force to make rleasing easy, natural, and safe.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I would be very surprised if that were true.

In fact, I think I’d wager good money that there certainly are magnets strong enough that, when sized to fit the area of a typical cycling pedal, could resist any amount of pull force a rider might generate.

For example, here are 1.25” diameter round magnets with up to 95lbs pull force available on Amazon. A magnet on the shoe working with a magnet on the pedal would be expected to have even higher pull force. I would be very surprised if anyone was pulling their foot off the pedal with anywhere near that kind of force.

I’d further wager that the major obstacle in magnetic pedal/shoe attachment is not generating sufficient retaining force, but rather how to overcome such sufficent retaining force to make rleasing easy, natural, and safe.
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You're actually taking this OP seriously?
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Where have you guys been? There are at least four or more different designs of magnetic retention pedals on the crowdfund circuit and probably a couple have been vaporware, but the technology is here to stay. Way too heavy and overpriced for me to consider, but from several posts I've read, the very idea strikes some of you as preposterous. Go to a hardware store and see where neodymium magnets have gone while y'all were sleeping. Some of them are DANGEROUS they are so strong. The real issue with magnetic pedals isn't whether they will retain your foot, they've got that part pretty well covered. Will you be able to release on command?! Getting that dialed for the different tastes and abilities or riders is the tricky bit.
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Where have you guys been? There are at least four or more different designs of magnetic retention pedals on the crowdfund circuit and probably a couple have been vaporware, but the technology is here to stay. Way too heavy and overpriced for me to consider, but from several posts I've read, the very idea strikes some of you as preposterous. Go to a hardware store and see where neodymium magnets have gone while y'all were sleeping. Some of them are DANGEROUS they are so strong. The real issue with magnetic pedals isn't whether they will retain your foot, they've got that part pretty well covered. Will you be able to release on command?! Getting that dialed for the different tastes and abilities or riders is the tricky bit.
There is no way that a magnet is going to hold a shoe as securely in every direction as a mechanical connection.
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