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Which cleats for Manchester Velodrome?

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by trio25, 6 Nov 2007.

  1. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    Okay I'm going to do a taster at manchester velodrome and my friend told me to bring my shoes with look cleats. But now I'm worried if I have the right look cleats. There seems to be two types, look carbon keo and look delta, which ones are compatible with the pedals at the velodrome?
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    hiya
    The bikes use the old-style Look cleats, not the new Keos. However they also have toeclip adapters so you can also ride the bikes in ordinary trainers..

    Watch the banking in the corners and don't stop pedalling. Have fun!
     
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Give the velodrome a call and they'll tell you. But if you don't have a phone I think they are the original Looks (delta?).

    Also they have shoes available which are good enough for a taster session. I wouldn't go changing cleats about just to use my own shoes. Unless you're size 15!
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    definately old school looks (been there and done it). great fun, and you'll be amazed at how much wind resistance there can be indoors :biggrin:

    frustuck is correct about the clips, which i think are mainly for the spders among us.
     
  5. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    trio25, when is your taster? i want to do one soon.
     
  6. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    This sunday, a friend has arranged it as she thinks I'll enjoy it, but I'm very scared! Not sure I like the idea of no brakes!
     
  7. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    A friend wore his Look Keo cleats, they worked fine until he got up to a good speed and then 'unclipped'. He spent 4 laps cruising around with his legs held out waiting to slow down. Needless to say, the rest of the club had some amusement.
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Don't worry - you can hire shoes with the correct cleats when you're there. Costs £3.00
     
  9. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Look Delta.

    p.s They wont fit onto your MTB shoes!
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Did a taster maybe 10 years ago - wow wow wow so much fun - scarey when you think you are riding at 1st storey level...... looking down on folk - just keep a good speed, otherwise you'll be down the bottom..... someone did that on us, god knows how we all went round him.......

    The track was new when I did it, and it's all just been replaced....world class it is...fantastic...

    Very nearly bought a track bike - specced it up etc. but that was another machine and the wife might have killed me- could get away with it now though....
     
  11. I'm booked to go in December. I'm OK as I now use Keos but have an old retired pair of shoes which still have Deltas and I'll wear them.

    Just a thought, but what are the hire shoes like ?
    Whenever I go bowling and you have to hand-over your own shoes and wear the alley shoes, I cringe at the thought of who's been wearing them before me...

    If I didn't have my own shoes, I might be tempted to take trainers and use the toe-clip pedals.
    It is only supposed to be a taster/fun session - get keen and you'd buy your own shoes with the proper cleats.
     
  12. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I'm booking for one asap. It's Winter, nights are drawing in, so track riding may be my new thing.. who knows.
     
  13. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I've used the shoes there. Funnily enough, they were like cycling shoes :biggrin:

    And they spray disinfect the insides before you get them.

    Since using the hire shoes, I still have my own feet; they have not developed some sort of nasty festering lurgie..
     
  14. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    How did you get on Trio25?
     
  15. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    It was great fun, although I was scared stiff at first, it looks so steep when you look up. The coach was great and before I knew it I was flying round. I'll definetly go back again. I'd recommend it to anyone.