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The three kinds of clipless riders

Old 04-11-10, 10:52 PM
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The three kinds of clipless riders

1. Those who have fallen.

2. Those who will fall.

3. Those who have fallen and, claiming they never have, lie about it.

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I'm the type of clipless rider who sill has scars on his right knee from falling at a red light.
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If you stopped posting to these threads they wouldn't keep appearing.
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Old 04-11-10, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte View Post
If you stopped posting to these threads they wouldn't keep appearing.
If these threads stopped appearing I would stop posting to them...

There will always be bf moranity... I'm just doing my part to poke fun at it.
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4. Those who've never fallen due to clipless because they learned to ride with old fashioned clips and straps which were much more difficult to get out of than clipless pedals.
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I love the combination of clipless threads and umd.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
4. Those who've never fallen due to clipless because they learned to ride with old fashioned clips and straps which were much more difficult to get out of than clipless pedals.
not true... my fixie with the toe clips is way easier than my clipless pedals on my road bike...


yes i have ate it twice...
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5. Riders who don't panic when they come to a stop because they can trackstand

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Originally Posted by umd View Post
5. Riders who don't panic when they come to a stop because they can trackstand

Hah! umd sure showed you guys.

He didn't even need his helmet!
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Now, if only I can learn to track stand with my wheel pointing to the left. Makes it that much more pro

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Yay I'm part of #5!

Also:
6. Riders that clip out a quarter mile away from a stop.
I saw so many of that last month.
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Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
I love the combination of clipless threads and umd.
He's not alone.

Originally Posted by gumbii View Post
not true... my fixie with the toe clips is way easier than my clipless pedals on my road bike...
Are you tightening the straps down when you take off and loosening them when you stop? Yeah, getting out of straps that are loose enough to pull out of is easy...
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Originally Posted by gumbii View Post
not true... my fixie with the toe clips is way easier than my clipless pedals on my road bike...
do you actually tighten the straps such that you can't get you foot out without loosening them?
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OP, you should read the quote in your signature aloud while looking into a mirror.
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I logged in only to see how long it would take umd to reply. 2 posts. I am impressed, young Jedi. This is your fastest response yet, I think.

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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
4. Those who've never fallen due to clipless because they learned to ride with old fashioned clips and straps which were much more difficult to get out of than clipless pedals.
This.

Originally Posted by gumbii View Post
not true... my fixie with the toe clips is way easier than my clipless pedals on my road bike...


yes i have ate it twice...
Do they actually strap your feet in tightly or are they a hipster fashion accessory?
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F' the clipless gods. i have never fallen because of my inability to clip out.
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F' the clipless gods. i have never fallen because of my inability to clip out.
Neither have I. I have, however, fallen due to my inability to put my foot on the ground. Just once, but it was enough to deny me the right to make fun of those who say "everyone falls."
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
If these threads stopped appearing I would stop posting to them...

There will always be bf moranity... I'm just doing my part to poke fun at it.
you should reevaluate how you spend your time and energy.
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Fixed #2

2. Those who think they will fall (and will join group #1 shortly).
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The forth kind: Riders who use the appropriate equipment for their needs, without undue commentary or crude country witticisms. They just ride, period.
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Am part of group #1, probably should take some time to learn how to trackstand though
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moranity
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i will never fall because my brain is reliable and will always tell my foot to clip out at the right time.
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