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poll: clippless or not?

Old 07-18-08, 10:01 AM
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poll: clippless or not?

so, do you go clipless?
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Old 07-18-08, 10:19 AM
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Abso-freakin-lutley!
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Old 07-18-08, 11:03 AM
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Yes. Maybe, somewhere, there is somebody who tried clipless and went back to platforms. I have yet to meet that person.
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Old 07-18-08, 11:41 AM
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Clipless.

Summer, winter, off road, on-road, racing, commuting, grocery shopping, going to the beach...
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Old 07-18-08, 12:10 PM
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Yes, clipless for the first time this year. As I expand to a more road/commuter/winter bike, that too will be clipless.
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Old 07-18-08, 12:14 PM
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Yup
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Old 07-18-08, 12:19 PM
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Resounding yes! I just rode my old Schwinn today with it's clips and straps rather than my Allez with egg Beaters and nearly crashed because I got stuck in the straps. The power transfer with platforms and no straps stinks, the Toe Clips help, but true clipless has it all beat hands down. Guess what my old touring ride/Commuter Schwinn is getting soon.....;P
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Old 07-18-08, 12:28 PM
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Clipless.
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Old 07-18-08, 12:47 PM
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Yep.
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Old 07-18-08, 01:24 PM
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Platform or loose clips only. .
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Old 07-18-08, 01:54 PM
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You need a mixed option. So... 90% yes 10% platforms. Consequently, I vote yes.
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Old 07-18-08, 01:56 PM
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Oh Kabloink, loose clips are clipless, too. I've backed mine way off. Easier to get out of, and maybe easier to get into. Still better than anything else, though Powergrips aren't bad.
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I voted yes.... but in reality - it is yes AND no. I have two sided pedals on one bike, platforms on the other. It all depends.
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Old 07-18-08, 06:32 PM
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No. I get nothing out of riding clipless. I'm out for the fun and some exercise and nothing more.
I also take my bike around city streets so no on that.
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Old 07-18-08, 06:38 PM
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You left out the "not anymore" option.

For my utility riding, Power Grips rock!
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Yes. I like feeling connected to the bike. Makes me feel more "at one" with the bike. Not trying to be all zen or anything... Just makes me feel I have better control.

And I'm more efficient.

To those who are worried about clipping in and out frequently during a commute or in traffic, it's really not all that bad. It'll take you just a few rides to get used to it.
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Old 07-18-08, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
Yes. Maybe, somewhere, there is somebody who tried clipless and went back to platforms. I have yet to meet that person.
That would be me. As a 5 mile urban commuter, clipless is a nuisance, and since I'm riding at less than maximum speed, clipless offers no efficiency advantage.
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Old 07-18-08, 07:48 PM
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I don't like clipless. I have platforms.
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Old 07-18-08, 08:01 PM
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On my daily commute I see maybe 1 out of 10 using clipless. Even the owner of the local bike shop commutes on platforms. But on this forum clipless are preferred by far. I don't understand the disconnect.
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Old 07-18-08, 08:30 PM
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Clipless of course! But I'll always wonder why they're called clipless. Non-bike people call them clips.
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Old 07-18-08, 08:30 PM
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My beater has pedals that are clipless on one side and platform on the other. If I'm riding more than a mile or so I definitely think that it's worth the trouble to change shoes so I can ride clipless.
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Old 07-18-08, 08:35 PM
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Clipless of course! But I'll always wonder why they're called clipless. Non-bike people call them clips.
Think back into the history of bicycling. Before we had clipless pedals we had toe clips and straps. Shoes with a mechanical connection to the pedals eliminated the toe clip so they were clipless.
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Old 07-18-08, 08:37 PM
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Yes ... and no.


Depends on which foot you're talking about.
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Old 07-18-08, 10:55 PM
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Here is a serious question. I just got back into cycling after quite a few years. I used to ride road bikes and had my share including a tandem. Most of my biking friends decided that platforms didn’t work for them so we started with toe clips and then some started to go clipless. I held out for a long time because I didn’t care for the shoes. Once I got the shoes our trips changed. We used to get together and ride to long beach and maybe spend the day walking around seaport village or San Diego’s old town. The old bike shoes simply didn’t allow for much walking.

Now that I am back into cycling I have been riding with platforms because I also like to walk around when I get to some of the places I ride to. My question is do the new clipless bike shoes make reasonable walking shoes? I think I could get used to clipping in again but my feet simply can’t take hiking in uncomfortable walking shoes.

I plan on getting a rack bag soon and it will be big enough to carry an extra pair of shoes but before I change pedals it would be nice to know if they make a shoe your could walk a mile or two in.
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Old 07-19-08, 12:41 AM
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M324s... Best of both worlds.
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