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 Post subject: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Had my first ever pootle on some spd's. Bought them to help with my 100 mile charity ride hoping to improve pedal efficiency. Nice and easy to use, I look forward to the first time I forget I am clipped in.... :)


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
Had my first ever pootle on some spd's. Bought them to help with my 100 mile charity ride hoping to improve pedal efficiency. Nice and easy to use, I look forward to the first time I forget I am clipped in.... :)


It's funny when it happens. You feel yourself go, you realise it's too late and you can't help but just laugh as you go over then lay on the ground chortling away to yourself. Of course if you do it next to a handy telephone pole/lamp post/parked car you can put an arm out and save your embarrassment.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:48 pm 
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i believe in fixies wrote:
Whatleymeister wrote:
Had my first ever pootle on some spd's. Bought them to help with my 100 mile charity ride hoping to improve pedal efficiency. Nice and easy to use, I look forward to the first time I forget I am clipped in.... :)


It's funny when it happens. You feel yourself go, you realise it's too late and you can't help but just laugh as you go over then lay on the ground chortling away to yourself. Of course if you do it next to a handy telephone pole/lamp post/parked car you can put an arm out and save your embarrassment.


Wasn't quite so funny when I was a "clipless noob" - I happened to be on the towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool canal at the time, in January, with ice on the water...

I managed to unclip (underwater) and had to find a suitable branch with which to extract my bike - fortunately there was someone there who felt sorry for a shivering teenager and he gave me (and my bike) a ride in his car the 3 miles home (I had to sit on a bin bag so I didn't get his seats wet).


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:52 pm 
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The best way to do it is I clip one foot as you approach traffic lights or whatever and then fall the other way.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:57 pm 
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I have a routine when I get new cleats or pedals where I sit on the bike in the house clipped in holding onto a doorframe and the clip in and out loads of times until everything feels a bit more used. Plenty falling over incidents but always offroad when I make a mess of a tricky section. Touch wood always uphill so far.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:14 am 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
The best way to do it is I clip one foot as you approach traffic lights or whatever and then fall the other way.

This is exactly what I am anticipating! Going out tonight for an hour and its all road, but not going to gun it anywhere and continually remind myself I am clipped in.

Speaking of which, why are they called clipless yet one has to 'clip in'?!


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:48 am 
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No toe clips.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:54 am 
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3 wheelers dont fall over....ensues smug grin mode..


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:07 pm 
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3 wheelers can't filter or negotiate motorcycle traps on cyclepaths...cancels smug grin mode..


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:11 pm 
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nope....we just go under them...


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