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Pedals fight back

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 7 Sep 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    or at least they do if you try to get quickly way from the lights without clipping in correctly. I tried today to get away quickly and my left foot was not clipped in, now have a 2 inch gash just above the ankle and I'm sure my wife was smiling when she put alchohol on to clean the wound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    At the risk of you sinking like a lead balloon with this post Keith, I recall there was a fashion for (sharp) metal pedals when I was a kid (pre-SPD's etc.) and out on a ride with a friend he tried to stop too quickly and the pedal drove itself into his calf. Together with a good proportion of his jeans. Ambulance man had to pull the pedal out.........
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    pre clipless i can still recall the pain of a foot slipping off the pedal and the shin getting a whack :biggrin:
     
  4. I shared that pain, several times, especially in the wet :biggrin:
     
  5. Lefire

    Lefire New Member

    Location:
    Colchester
    My legs used to have the look of inverted goose bumps with all the pedel marks up my legs.

    Now it's my head that has the dents when I can't unclip fast enough.
     
  6. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Me too....boy did they sting...:biggrin:
     
  7. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    I'm currently sporting a scab from my commuter bike's ridged metal pedal edge which bit me a week ago!
     
  8. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    DMR V8s with extra long 'terror-pins' in them have left a permanent impression on my lower legs, viscious pedals they!

    Some companies have started using the flesh-shredding properties of pedals as a selling point, witness the "Shinburgers" so called because if you make mistake on them your shins resemble uncooked burgers!

    http://www.monkamoo.com/Intermediate Product Pages/pedalsmain.html