Originally Posted by jerdog53
What the hell are clipless? As in no clips?
as opposed to vintage 'toe clips', which were the cages with the straps we all used in the 60s/70s,
clipless are pedals that your shoe 'snaps' into, using a small cleat.
Crank Bros' Eggbeaters:
there's probably more. and some of htese come in a platform hybrid where there's a 'regular' pedal surrounding the clip, the theory is you can use regular shoes OR cleated shoes. each of these pedal types requires a different cleat.