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Old October 6th 12, 12:40 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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http://sheldonbrown.com/upgrade.html

I was looking for the replacement pedals.
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Old October 6th 12, 12:58 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:40:26 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:
http://sheldonbrown.com/upgrade.html



I was looking for the replacement pedals.


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NOTICE allllllthe way at the end there's a link to rider's with your interests in older bicycles
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Old October 6th 12, 10:38 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:58:46 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:
On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:40:26 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:

http://sheldonbrown.com/upgrade.html








I was looking for the replacement pedals.




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NOTICE allllllthe way at the end there's a link to rider's with your interests in older bicycles


Interesting article on Sheldon's page. I'm pretty happy with all of my old Miele steel frame bicycles. I have pedals and toe clips on all but one of them. The other has clipless road pedals. I'm one of those that found the clipless mtb pedals (Wellgo clones of Shimano) too hard to get into. I have no problems entering either the cip and straps pedals or the clipless road pedals. I think that the flipping up of the pedal prior to entering it is so ingrained in me that I do it with the mtb pedals too and that's what makes it so hard to enter them. Since I'm happy enough with all my road pedals I'm not about to spend money experimenting trying to find an mtb pedal that suits me.

I can get into my road pedals with toe clips as fast and as easily as I can with my Look type clipless pedals but then need to snug up the straps which means that getting the same security with the toe clip pedals takes longer than it does with the clipless ones.

Periodically I use my Matrix rim tubular tires (old school 7 spd Dura Ace Uniglide cassette hub and Campy Record front hub) just for the enjoyment of their lively feel.

Cheers
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Old October 6th 12, 06:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Oct 6, 5:38*am, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:58:46 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:
On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:40:26 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:


http://sheldonbrown.com/upgrade.html


I was looking for the replacement pedals.


NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN


NOTICE allllllthe way at the end there's a link to rider's with your interests in older bicycles


Interesting article on Sheldon's page.


Indeed, very interesting article! He seems to have disagreed with
many of the modern design trends. I tend to agree with Sheldon.

I'm pretty happy with all of my old Miele steel frame bicycles. I have pedals and toe clips on all but one of them. ...

I can get into my road pedals with toe clips as fast and as easily as I can with my Look type clipless pedals but then need to snug up the straps which means that getting the same security with the toe clip pedals takes longer than it does with the clipless ones.


I usually have my straps set at a sort of compromise length, loose
enough to flip into very quickly, but tight enough to provide just a
bit of security against foot slips. They're tight enough that I can
bunny hop, which is good enough for me.

- Frank Krygowski
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Old October 6th 12, 07:25 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Saturday, October 6, 2012 1:53:52 PM UTC-4, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Oct 6, 5:38*am, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:58:46 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:


On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:40:26 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:




http://sheldonbrown.com/upgrade.html




I was looking for the replacement pedals.




NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN




NOTICE allllllthe way at the end there's a link to rider's with your interests in older bicycles




Interesting article on Sheldon's page.




Indeed, very interesting article! He seems to have disagreed with

many of the modern design trends. I tend to agree with Sheldon.



I'm pretty happy with all of my old Miele steel frame bicycles. I have pedals and toe clips on all but one of them. ...




I can get into my road pedals with toe clips as fast and as easily as I can with my Look type clipless pedals but then need to snug up the straps which means that getting the same security with the toe clip pedals takes longer than it does with the clipless ones.




I usually have my straps set at a sort of compromise length, loose

enough to flip into very quickly, but tight enough to provide just a

bit of security against foot slips. They're tight enough that I can

bunny hop, which is good enough for me.



- Frank Krygowski


That's how I have my toe straps adjusted in city riding. I'm really glad that I found some cleats for my old Shimano N600 pedals as I really like those pedals. I was really lucky to be able to get four of those cleats. I bought the second pair for a spare set.

These cleats are interesting in that each cleat is composed of two interlocking pieces but comes with three parts per cleat. By changing the front section of the cleat you can assemble them for triangular type Shimano pedals or regular quill type pedals.

Cheers
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Old October 6th 12, 07:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Op zaterdag 6 oktober 2012 11:38:08 UTC+2 schreef Sir Ridesalot het volgende:

Interesting article on Sheldon's page. I'm pretty happy with all of my old Miele steel frame bicycles. I have pedals and toe clips on all but one of them. The other has clipless road pedals. I'm one of those that found the clipless mtb pedals (Wellgo clones of Shimano) too hard to get into. I have no problems entering either the cip and straps pedals or the clipless road pedals. I think that the flipping up of the pedal prior to entering it is so ingrained in me that I do it with the mtb pedals too and that's what makes it so hard to enter them. Since I'm happy enough with all my road pedals I'm not about to spend money experimenting trying to find an mtb pedal that suits me.



I can get into my road pedals with toe clips as fast and as easily as I can with my Look type clipless pedals but then need to snug up the straps which means that getting the same security with the toe clip pedals takes longer than it does with the clipless ones.



Periodically I use my Matrix rim tubular tires (old school 7 spd Dura Ace Uniglide cassette hub and Campy Record front hub) just for the enjoyment of their lively feel.



Cheers


There is no need to justify your choices and/or preferences Peter.

Lou
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Old October 6th 12, 08:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Oct 6, 10:53*am, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Oct 6, 5:38*am, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:58:46 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:
On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:40:26 PM UTC-4, datakoll wrote:


http://sheldonbrown.com/upgrade.html


I was looking for the replacement pedals.


NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN


NOTICE allllllthe way at the end there's a link to rider's with your interests in older bicycles


Interesting article on Sheldon's page.


Indeed, very interesting article! *He seems to have disagreed with
many of the modern design trends. *I tend to agree with Sheldon.

I'm pretty happy with all of my old Miele steel frame bicycles. I have pedals and toe clips on all but one of them. ...


I can get into my road pedals with toe clips as fast and as easily as I can with my Look type clipless pedals but then need to snug up the straps which means that getting the same security with the toe clip pedals takes longer than it does with the clipless ones.


I usually have my straps set at a sort of compromise length, loose
enough to flip into very quickly, but tight enough to provide just a
bit of security against foot slips. *They're tight enough that I can
bunny hop, which is good enough for me.


Based on all the trick riding I see, you don't need to be clipped in
to bunny hop the bike -- but I find it hard to do on a road bike
without clips, so I must be a flounder -- although the last time I
rode on a platform with no clips, I was in an ortho-boot, so that may
explain why I was having trouble bunny hopping.

-- Jay Beattie.
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Old October 7th 12, 12:09 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Oct 6, 3:01*pm, Jay Beattie wrote:
On Oct 6, 10:53*am, Frank Krygowski wrote:

I usually have my straps set at a sort of compromise length, loose
enough to flip into very quickly, but tight enough to provide just a
bit of security against foot slips. *They're tight enough that I can
bunny hop, which is good enough for me.


Based on all the trick riding I see, you don't need to be clipped in
to bunny hop the bike -- but I find it hard to do on a road bike
without clips, so I must be a flounder...


I just tried it, to be sure of my memory. As I thought, I can get the
rear wheel up just a little, maybe a couple inches, on a bike without
clips. That's my retro 3 speed. I seem to be pushing a bit rearward
on the pedals to do it, which seems to be the same thing I see in
videos like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o although
there's obviously a lot more going on with someone at that skill
level. For example, he temporarily repeals the law of gravity...

- Frank Krygowski
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Old October 7th 12, 12:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Oct 6, 2:59*pm, Lou Holtman wrote:
Op zaterdag 6 oktober 2012 11:38:08 UTC+2 schreef Sir Ridesalot het volgende:

Interesting article on Sheldon's page. I'm pretty happy with all of my old Miele steel frame bicycles. I have pedals and toe clips on all but one of them. The other has clipless road pedals. I'm one of those that found the clipless mtb pedals (Wellgo clones of Shimano) too hard to get into. I have no problems entering either the cip and straps pedals or the clipless road pedals. I think that the flipping up of the pedal prior to entering it is so ingrained in me that I do it with the mtb pedals too and that's what makes it so hard to enter them. Since I'm happy enough with all my road pedals I'm not about to spend money experimenting trying to find an mtb pedal that suits me.


I can get into my road pedals with toe clips as fast and as easily as I can with my Look type clipless pedals but then need to snug up the straps which means that getting the same security with the toe clip pedals takes longer than it does with the clipless ones.


Periodically I use my Matrix rim tubular tires (old school 7 spd Dura Ace Uniglide cassette hub and Campy Record front hub) just for the enjoyment of their lively feel.


Cheers


There is no need to justify your choices and/or preferences Peter.


True. In fact, any discussions at all are entirely optional. One can
always just ride bikes and never mention them to others.

- Frank Krygowski
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Old October 7th 12, 12:32 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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educational...tho I carried a similar opinion of TdF frame sales, the roots were unknown.
 




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