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Platform Pedal Spike Delete

Old 12-28-09, 01:39 PM
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Platform Pedal Spike Delete

Spike on platform bad for skidz. Mashing slowed down by feet correction, also destroying the soles of my shoes.




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Old 12-28-09, 01:47 PM
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Huh?

I think you maybe have been using your pedals upside-down.
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Old 12-28-09, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Blacksail View Post
Huh?

I think you maybe have been using your pedals upside-down.
duh
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Old 12-28-09, 02:00 PM
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wth is your post about? your lack of knowledge?
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Old 12-28-09, 02:04 PM
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yeah, that's the title of the post.
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Old 12-28-09, 02:11 PM
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So are you doing skids on your fixie without any foot retention?
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Old 12-28-09, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bigvegan View Post
So are you doing skids on your fixie without any foot retention?
and using a demel tool with fleece gloves?

you realize fleece will do nothing to protect you and would probably have melted onto/into your wound had you slipped.
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Old 12-28-09, 02:52 PM
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dremel* and only gloves we could find. where is the courage people!? yes i am going without foot retention.
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Old 12-28-09, 02:53 PM
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are you ****ing kidding me
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Can you skid without Straps?

do you use a brake
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the point of the spike is so you can get yourself into your toe clips, assuming you use them.
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Old 12-28-09, 03:35 PM
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amazing.
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wow.
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Originally Posted by LionsHeart View Post
dremel* and only gloves we could find. where is the courage people!? yes i am going without foot retention.
ive used a dremel without gloves many times. i dont recommend it, but it could quite possibly be safer than the gloves you chose.


I enjoy that the fixed gear craze is bringing new people to cycling but i think there should be a required history course and a predetermined number of mile one has to ride on a bike with friction down tubes with toe clips and another bike with brifters and clippless before your allowed to own/ride fixed gear...

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Old 12-28-09, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LionsHeart View Post
dremel* and only gloves we could find. where is the courage people!? yes i am going without foot retention.
Are you sure you're not one of the C&V people posting here under a fake account just to make us SSFG people look bad?
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Old 12-28-09, 04:09 PM
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Mad skids Yo
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Old 12-28-09, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mongoose441 View Post


Mad skids Yo
this makes me like thirdgenbird's idea even more ^
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Old 12-28-09, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ncohen View Post
this makes me like thirdgenbird's idea even more ^
its how my dad "raised" me. i rode downtubes and cages for about a year. then bar ends and looks for about two years, and then he gave me his hand me down 105 brifters and ultegra spd pedals.

while this was all going on he would show me different bikes/frames/components at rides and races and told me all about them. i laterally lived cycling from about 7-15 years old. i'm 24 now and wished i never went on "leave" from the sport.
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Old 12-28-09, 05:52 PM
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Old 12-29-09, 09:33 AM
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Am I correct that there are two threads about this?
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Old 12-29-09, 09:45 AM
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All the awesome couldn't be contained by one thread.
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u are correct, sir.
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