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Old 11-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #26011
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Argh!

Commuted in today on the pedal bike and got right-hooked. Bruised hip/cheek and lost some knuckle skin, but other than that I'm fine. More pissy about the scratched skewer and the driver that bolted after impact.

I should have realized what was happening sooner. I may have been able to avoid the collision if I'd been a bit more cautious/alert.

I'll have to check the Black Friday sales online, too. My Hincapie bib has a quarter-sized hole in the left cheek now.
Bummer dood. I've BTDT too.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #26012
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Qouting myself 'cause I'm cool like that.

And these clipless pedals are weird! I am glad I didn't go to the trails for the first ride. I will get used to them, but I think I almost fell every single time I came to a stop. Not a natural feel at all! Just have to train my brain what to do when stopping, but it will come.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #26013
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Toldja.
Didya tell him that soon enough it'll become so ingrained that if he's about to go over the bars he'll know how to unclip so he can jump and land on his feet? BTDT

Till then, expect to fall. Typically it'll be at a dead stop.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #26014
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Good advice from all of 'ya!
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #26015
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Didya tell him that soon enough it'll become so ingrained that if he's about to go over the bars he'll know how to unclip so he can jump and land on his feet? BTDT

Till then, expect to fall. Typically it'll be at a dead stop.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #26016
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Qouting myself 'cause I'm cool like that.

And these clipless pedals are weird! I am glad I didn't go to the trails for the first ride. I will get used to them, but I think I almost fell every single time I came to a stop. Not a natural feel at all! Just have to train my brain what to do when stopping, but it will come.
set em loose for a while,till it becomes secord nature then tighten em up. it's a helpless feeling ,stopping ,wiggling your feet wildly as you slowly tip over. knowing what's comming. while your friends are doing this Good luck You'll get it soon enough
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #26017
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set em loose for a while,till it becomes secord nature then tighten em up. it's a helpless feeling ,stopping ,wiggling your feet wildly as you slowly tip over. knowing what's comming. while your friends are doing this Good luck You'll get it soon enough
HAHA! Yep, they are set almost at the most loose setting right now
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #26018
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Put this in Shiny Things too, but what the hell, I'm pretty stoked.

Picked up a new cross rig yesterday. It's going to be my winter trainer, wet day, commuter, cyclocross ride.





I rode a Ridley in some really wet conditions not too long ago in on some really hilly trails and roads. I was disappointed with the quality of the braking to the point where I thought I was gonig to kill myself. Big selling feature of this bike is the disk brakes.

First ride tonight!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #26019
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HAHA! Yep, they are set almost at the most loose setting right now
Falling is not compulsory though

Tips:
When coming to a stop, unclip both feet. If you unclip say left, by the time you stop, right may be more convenient to put down, cue roll over

If you come to a stop, attempt to unclip and fail, don't struggle to unclip, that will only make you fall, move a bit further and unclip. If no space or you feel there is no space, hold the brakes, press on the pedals, that may buy you time to unclip one foot.

Most times its panic that causes the fall, you still have a few seconds left to unclip if only......
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:47 PM   #26020
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Put this in Shiny Things too, but what the hell, I'm pretty stoked.

Picked up a new cross rig yesterday. It's going to be my winter trainer, wet day, commuter, cyclocross ride.





I rode a Ridley in some really wet conditions not too long ago in on some really hilly trails and roads. I was disappointed with the quality of the braking to the point where I thought I was gonig to kill myself. Big selling feature of this bike is the disk brakes.

First ride tonight!!

Sweeet!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #26021
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Sweeet!!!
+1. My first 'cross bike was a Norco that has since been relegated to commuter duty. I've beat that thing like a rented mule and it keeps hanging in there. A good, solid bike.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #26022
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Falling is not compulsory though

Tips:
When coming to a stop, unclip both feet. If you unclip say left, by the time you stop, right may be more convenient to put down, cue roll over

If you come to a stop, attempt to unclip and fail, don't struggle to unclip, that will only make you fall, move a bit further and unclip. If no space or you feel there is no space, hold the brakes, press on the pedals, that may buy you time to unclip one foot.

Most times its panic that causes the fall, you still have a few seconds left to unclip if only......
Good advice.

I've started trying to stop before the stop line at intersection; just make sure I have a few extra feet to roll unclip etc if need be.

I can unclip my right foot no problems, but my left is sometimes "sticky." the motion just seems very unnatural.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #26023
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Good advice.

I've started trying to stop before the stop line at intersection; just make sure I have a few extra feet to roll unclip etc if need be.

I can unclip my right foot no problems, but my left is sometimes "sticky." the motion just seems very unnatural.
One additional thing I'd suggest. When you've unclipped your left foot in preparation for a stop, make sure to place your center of gravity far to the left of the bike when you do stop. If you fail to take this precaution, you can easily find yourself tipping to the right and fall over because your right foot is still clipped in. You might think that all you'd have to do in that situation is to quickly unclip your right foot, but it won't be that easy. That's because when you feel yourself tipping to the right, your instinct will be to put your weight on your right foot, making it hard to detach it from the pedal.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #26024
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:39 AM   #26025
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I can unclip my right foot no problems, but my left is sometimes "sticky." the motion just seems very unnatural.
One of the things I've done over the years is when I get new SPD cleats is to take a Dremel tool and deburr all the edges of cleats. If you take a look at your cleats you will notice really bad machine/stamp markings and nasty edges from the manufacturing process so if you deburr and smooth these out along with the pedals you will be amazed at how buttery smooth clipping in and out gets.
Also check to make sure the spring tension in the pedals are equal from right to left.
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