Clipless-less moment

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Sheffield_Tiger, 16 Apr 2010.

  1. Putting this here for people who are - like I was - dubious about being clipped-in

    I had my first "clipless-less moment", having bought some of the clip-in reflector platforms for occasional use I had occasion to ride without being clipped in

    Standing on the pedals scared me, I started and promptly sat back down and dropped to the granny ring instead...I'm SO not used to NOT being clipped in now, it just felt "wrong" to have loose feet
     
  2. briank

    briank New Member

    Yeah! That's right, the feet just come slip-slidin' and bouncin' off!
    It's so unsafe.:smile:
     
  3. Goldfang

    Goldfang New Member

    Location:
    Kettering
    Have just fitted my first set of Shimano 'flip flop' pedals, ie reversible ones! Must admit, after reading some of the posts on here I was somewhat apprehensive about clipless. I have to admit, I was somewhat suprised how easy it seems, will post again when I have my first clipless moment!
     
  4. aJohnson

    aJohnson Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester
    Yeah when I rode my mountain bike up to the post office this morning it felt so weird.
     
  5. Hont

    Hont Veteran

    Location:
    Bromsgrove
    Used to use reversible pedals for cycling to the shops etc. Now I just clomp around in my cycling shoes (they're the mtb type with the cleat recessed) as it's weird being unclipped now. I also noticed that my saddle was too high for wearing regular shoes.
     
  6. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Didn't realise quite how much I pull 'up' on the pedals until my first clipless-less moment last week. Bear in mind, on a recumbent your pedals move away > down > towards > up. There's me shunting away from lights on the way home, fail to note my left cleat hasn't engaged, whooooop!!! up goes the foot, like I'm trying to kick myself in the head.

    Just about had the presence of mind to push down and towards with the right pedal to keep me upright.

    Not great. Quite entertaining for all around though.
     
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