Been working on my trike today.

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by m6mal, 20 Feb 2018.

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  1. OP
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    m6mal

    m6mal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    kettering England

    thanks for the offer, i am a UK size 10
     
  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

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    Cut the toes off , voila spd sandals :smile:
    I was going to offer a pair of shoes gratis but again im an 8, sorry :sad:
     
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  3. Mr Magoo

    Mr Magoo Über Member

    Sorry to report .....did you say your name is Cinderella ?
    You will not fit my free shoes .
    Size 10.........so you must be one of the Ugly Sisters !
    Hmm...with your current planned system ie plain pedals and toe straps ??
    Big feet 170 cranks and kmx geometry increases the risk of heel strike !
    Another factor to consider with your weight and built in front fairing (tummy).
    You may have difficulty reaching forward to tighten and release the straps.
    Plus velcro will create further niggles ?
    SPD and Look plus other cleat systems are fuss free and because of the stiff soles will make you more efficient and of course comfortable .
    Unless you had intended to use carpet slippers or flip flops for cycling W@//TY!!!!!
    The trike offers static stability so no fears of failing to unclip and falling sideways onto your fellow riders or toppling into a hedge or ditch .
    Forum members might well admit to that silly moment .
    Sorry I could not help you on this occasion
    But do take heed of sensible advice offered by forum members
     
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  4. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

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    m6mal

    m6mal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    kettering England
    i have just spent 20 quid on pedals this week and certainly cant afford to do it again like i said so it will have to wait till the summer now plus i have yet to go on my maiden voyage and then if i find i dont like the trike etc i will get rid but if i like i will keep but i wont know till i go for the ride and if i get rid i will have stuff i have wasted money on of which i cant afford.
     
  6. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

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    I bet i have some m 520 pedals you can have for nowt, have to check the parts bin.
    I prefer something more roadie looking on my road bikes, vanity purely .
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  7. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Broken bones and smashed ankles are free so I can see the attraction /s

    All this advice and offers to help are not us being a pain we are trying to minimise the chances of you injuring yourself in very unpleasant ways.
     
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  8. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    I don't think the chances of getting your leg stuck are that high, so there's only a very slight real risk.
    Add some type of strap that goes under the heel will help.
    You'll then probably be OK if you keep your speed down to minimise the risks.

    It's just the end result if you're unlucky and it does go wrong can be life altering.
    So given the option, I don't see the point in taking the chance of it going wrong.
    I'd get some cleats when you can finally afford them.
     
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  9. OP
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    m6mal

    m6mal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    kettering England
    thanks mate , all taken on board
     
  10. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    You can get something called heel slings, expensive but is it something you could bodge yourself till you can afford clipless ?
    http://www.jsrldesignllc.com/?p=6
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  11. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
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  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

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    @m6mal
    Pm me your address if you want them . m520 pedals + cleats found.
     
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  13. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    The generosity of cyclechat at work once more ^_^
     
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  14. OP
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    m6mal

    m6mal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    kettering England
    Thankyou very much for your kindness and appreciated
     
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  15. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Wrapped up ready to go asap
     
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