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That there racing on the telly last night......

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Panter, 27 Mar 2008.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    The bit where they launched themselves from that holder thing (please excuse all the technical terminology, you can tell i'm a real racer after my first ever TT :biggrin::biggrin:) and did the short sprint.
    They were all wearing straps and not clipless. Is that the regs or is it just a more failsafe method?
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Many are clipless plus straps (i.e. fixed in somewhere) as once the straps were undone, you could hear them unclip as well. Although I did spot a pair of old Dura Ace toe-clipped pedals (like what I had on my bike many moons ago - I am sad).

    It's usually the monster sprinters that go fully strapped in...
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    as fossy said, track riders normally have both as the shear power these guys put through the pedals is imense and clipless or clips alone can sometimes faulter. If you watch when they finish they actually have to be caught before they hit the floor
     
  4. Sprinters will. Endurance riders might not.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks guys, appreciated :smile: