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A newb in amazment

Old 03-10-10, 07:19 PM
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A newb in amazment

Thanks.

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Old 03-10-10, 07:21 PM
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Old 03-10-10, 07:25 PM
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Ugh, that's the worst misspelling of pedal ever.

Anyway, I personally found clipless to be easier to use/get used to than clips and straps.
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Old 03-10-10, 07:26 PM
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Nice. Welcome to the club.
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I'm just waiting for someone to say it...
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i'm in amazement too. i didn't know an elementary school kid could have a wife.
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Old 03-10-10, 07:29 PM
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My 8yo rides clipless. If he can do it...
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At least he got the "clipless" right.
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At least he got the "clipless" right.
Victor....?Are you back dude?
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I'm just waiting for someone to say it...
you'll fall eventually, everyone does. (not really)

anyway good for you, its nice to see enthusiasm like you're showing, keep up the good work.
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Yes, when I switched from toe straps to clipless pedals and shoes, I saw an immediate increase in my accelerating, top speeds, and even sustaining those for much longer. Also my climbing and (please forgive me...) average speed increased. So yes, being a noob, I was amazed also.
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Missing half the pedal stroke?
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Hi there.

It's a nice, welcoming vibe around here, eh?
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Thanks again.

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Glad to hear it.

Just in time for Spring.
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Originally Posted by hao View Post
i'm in amazement too. i didn't know an elementary school kid could have a wife.
And one more time.

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Old 03-10-10, 08:46 PM
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I'm just waiting for someone to say it...
I can’t believe but I felt, despite thinking that only total morons would fall, but it was kind of “half fall”: because I felt only on one side…
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Glad you're enjoying the bike, but just as a personal observation about clipless: I've ridden the same 25-mile commute between 2500 and 3000 times since 1979, on bikes ranging from a mountain bike with knobbies to a recumbent and my Rambouillet, and pedals from BMX platforms to rat traps with toe clips and three different clipless systems. I don't keep a strict log anymore, but I did for years, and there's NO difference based on pedal types or my connection or lack of it between pedals and shoes. Tires make a big difference and the weight of the bike makes a small, somewhat inconsistent one. The pedals, none at all. There's about a 1:30 margin in my average times, depending on weather, traffic, stoplights and how i feel (my BEST time is four minutes faster, but that was a fluke). Whatever advantage clipless gives is well within that, for sure.
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I'll respectfully disagree with Velo Dog. I went clipless in Summer 1989, not too long after the first Looks came out. Immediately I noticed huge differences.

1. Less foot pain and numbness.
2. Much greater connection and "feel" of the bike.
3. More confidence getting in and out.
4. No more broken straps and clips.
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