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 Post subject: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Anyone any experience of using these?


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Just in case anyone doesn't know what they are................


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Have you used them ned?


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:46 am 
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Montello wrote:
Have you used them ned?


No - and I don't fancy trying them for ordinary road use. OK for time trialling and track where (hopefully!) there is no need for frequent unclipping but for general use I could see that they would be awkward at the very least.

They were quite popular in the 70's with time triallists but I stayed with clips and straps!


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:46 am 
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Hi Montello

I used these pedals for time trialling during the early Eighties. Very comfortable platform but with no float whatsoever so cleat position was critical, and from memory they were a little dicey to get out of too. I later switched to the Adidas Systeme Three pedal and shoe system before moving on to Look and then to Time in 1987...

I still have two sets of M71 pedals somewhere. One pair NOS and one pair that was set about by a Dental Technician friend of mine that ground and polished them to make them prettier, lighter and more aerodynamic.

I'll have a dig and see if I can't find them when I get a minute...


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:02 am 
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I used a pair of these B.I.T.D. They held you in like a vice, once you got them set up right they rode very well............ until one day I washed out on a gravel corner, I managed to get one foot out but the bike rotated my right knee through what seemed like 180 degrees at the time. Was on a country road that was not too busy and I had to manoeuvre myself until I could reach my shoe and undid that, just as I was nearly finished a couple came along in a car and helped me up..... They said the pedals looked like death traps :lol: :lol: Only used them for TT'ing after that :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:47 pm 
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I used them on a trike and they were great. On a trike they do not cause any difficulties.


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Citoyen du monde wrote:
I used them on a trike and they were great. On a trike they do not cause any difficulties.

Image :facepalm:

Personally I wouldn't get any! I used a set for 6 months and ruined my leather soled Sidi's trying to align the cleats up.


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:15 am 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Personally I wouldn't get any! I used a set for 6 months and ruined my leather soled Sidi's trying to align the cleats up.


If you don't know how to align shoe plates, you can indeed ruin soles, but like anything in life, incompetence ruins most experiences. If you read the detailed installation instructions and use a minimum of common sense, you cannot mis-install the Cinelli shoe plates


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli m71
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:02 pm 
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Citoyen du monde wrote:
Ian Raleigh wrote:
Personally I wouldn't get any! I used a set for 6 months and ruined my leather soled Sidi's trying to align the cleats up.

If you don't know how to align shoe plates, you can indeed ruin soles, but like anything in life, incompetence ruins most experiences. If you read the detailed installation instructions and use a minimum of common sense, you cannot mis-install the Cinelli shoe plates

Mate it wasn't My Incompetence that ruined my shoes! Being as the pedals were past from pillar to post with friends
and there was no instructions with the pedals, so don't label me as a bloody twat, which I'm not. :evil:


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