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Has anyone NEVER had a clipless moment?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Panter, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I only ask as I went over the 1000miles since turning clipless milestone today and I've never had one.

    Will I end up on the deck as soon as I next go out now or am I one of the lucky ones? :wacko: :biggrin:
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    Went clipless last October.
    No *moment* as of yet.
    Fair few *nearly moments*
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I'm about 3 years. I've never come off, but have had a few heartstoppingly anxious jerks to get a foot out before the angle gets too great.
  4. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Sniffs the air and smells B*llSh*t...
  5. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Never fallen off with clipless pedals, but it used to happen regularly with toe clips.
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    My clipless moments have usually been at home on the pavement, before turning up the path - happened a few times - but that's not happened in 15 years since....
  7. Maz

    Maz Guru

    When I come to a stop I unclip my left foot...very occasionally my Centre of Gravity will force me to lean over to my right. Then there's a mild panic to unclip the other foot or shift my bodyweight!
  8. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I refuse to answer the OP as to so do may seriously prejudice my chances of staying upright:sad:
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    That's the clipless fairy issue !................
  10. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Had one or two, but the pedals were set reasonably lose by the shop which has proven a godsend
  11. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    They don't happen on a recumbent trike!
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I've been using them since the eighties and can honestly say no. But then I used to use shoeplates with clips and straps, which involved leaning down and flicking the quick release open on the strap before you could free your foot. Clipless were a doddle after them.
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    never on the road bike, few times on the mtb though.
  14. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    No clipless moments for me. I bought a pair in 1996 to see what they were like and took to them instantly with no problems. Going back to normal pedals would be like going back to LPs, typewriters and fax machines.
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I had fully intended to post yesterday and say, 'no, never a clipless moment for me! ;)' That would have been true.

    About an hour ago, just leaving work, cycled passsed the container to make sure I'd locked it (I had, but it's a symptom of my OCD :evil: :biggrin:), but failed to see/forgot about some sand lying next to the container. Came to an abrupt halt and fell in slow-motion, and actually had time to think, 'so this is what a clipless moment is!'
    I now have an aching left hip, but at least/last I've lost my virginity. :biggrin: