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post #31 of 55

Bob, can I use "Everyone knows what you think, and not too many care" as my new signature? Not singling anyone out, just has a ring to it. 

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Bob, can I use "Everyone knows what you think, and not too many care" as my new signature? Not singling anyone out, just has a ring to it. 

roflmao.gif Knock yourself out.
post #33 of 55
Does anyone still make old fashioned clips? Might tear up dress shoes, though.
post #34 of 55
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A semi-related question comes on foot positioning. What effect does where you put your foot on the pedal matter? I've noticed a lot mentioning about having the ball of your foot centered on the pedal, but I find that to feel very unnatural and unstable for me. I have the pedal centered on the arch of my foot. The base of the heel hangs off the back and the ball of my foot is on the front of the pedal. I find that when I try to adjust my foot so the ball is centered my legs tire out quickly on top of it feeling like I'm more prone to slip off. 

 

Everyone has their preference, but I prefer to put the ball of my foot on the front / forward half of the pedal.  I've read that technically this is more efficient, but then of course everyone's body is different.  Anyway, point is, don't worry about it and do what feels most comfortable.

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Everyone has their preference, but I prefer to put the ball of my foot on the front / forward half of the pedal.  I've read that technically this is more efficient, but then of course everyone's body is different.  Anyway, point is, don't worry about it and do what feels most comfortable.

I'm finding this the more that I ride with the five tens.  ^^^^^

post #36 of 55
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I've been playing around with foot positioning more. I find it a bit difficult to keep the ball of my foot centered on the pedal while riding flats, but when climbing I find it to be more efficient so I've been trying to adjust. 

post #37 of 55

Here you go Tyler...

 

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/why-you-dont-want-to-push-through-the-ball-of-your-foot-when-you-pedal-2014.html

 

Note the photo and this bit:

 

"Your body, which is infinitely smarter than all of the experts who are “lecturing birds on how to fly” in this matter, instantly recognizes what they don’t – that you are far more balanced and powerful in that mid-foot position than you are trying to balance on your toes."

post #38 of 55

I will not argue against the merits of clipless, but the shoes are not even close on the comfort scale when it comes to walking around or hiking.  I've never actually heard someone debate that.

post #39 of 55
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Does anyone still make old fashioned clips? Might tear up dress shoes, though.

You can definitely still find these.
post #40 of 55
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I will not argue against the merits of clipless, but the shoes are not even close on the comfort scale when it comes to walking around or hiking.  I've never actually heard someone debate that.


Road shoes, you have a point.

 

MTB shoes, different story.  They are made for running, walking & hiking.

post #41 of 55
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I will not argue against the merits of clipless, but the shoes are not even close on the comfort scale when it comes to walking around or hiking.  I've never actually heard someone debate that.


Road shoes, you have a point.

MTB shoes, different story.  They are made for running, walking & hiking.

Until you put on a pair of shoes that's ACTUALLY made for those things. You might as well say that an AT boot is great for hiking. For a ski boot, okay, yeah.

I've owned a dozen or more pairs of mtb shoes and you'd have to pay me to hike or run more than about a hundred meters in any of them. Yuck.
post #42 of 55
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Until you put on a pair of shoes that's ACTUALLY made for those things. You might as well say that an AT boot is great for hiking. For a ski boot, okay, yeah.

I've owned a dozen or more pairs of mtb shoes and you'd have to pay me to hike or run more than about a hundred meters in any of them. Yuck.

 

 

yeah but my guess is you ve never had a mavic, 5'10, shimano AM, some of the shoes that actually walk good.

post #43 of 55
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Stay on topic please. I don't feel like moderating tonight. 

post #44 of 55
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Stay on topic please. I don't feel like moderating tonight. 

Sure. Did you get those pedals I sent yet?
post #45 of 55
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Stay on topic please. I don't feel like moderating tonight. 

Sure. Did you get those pedals I sent yet?

 

They are in PA, the last package arrived today, should be shipped down to CR in the next day or two and hopefully here by end of next week. Thanks again! 

post #46 of 55
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Stay on topic please. I don't feel like moderating tonight. 

Since its a thread that is in your best interest...

I deleted off topic posts.  Will let the mod team sort it out tomorrow. 

 

To those who are tempted to take it off track with ego again.........don't! 

post #47 of 55
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Let it go, Josh. Everyone knows what you think, and not too many people care.

 

I have reasonable reason for my reasoning. Most people just have this is what works better for me.

post #48 of 55
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I have reasonable reason for my reasoning. Most people just have this is what works better for me.

You have quite the way with words. But Tyler is looking for something he can use with "normal" shoes that he wears on his mission work as well as clipless.
post #49 of 55
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You have quite the way with words. But Tyler is looking for something he can use with "normal" shoes that he wears on his mission work as well as clipless.

there are pedals that have platform on one side and SPD clip on the other.

post #50 of 55
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there are pedals that have platform on one side and SPD clip on the other.

 

 

yeah which suck at MTBing. I can not ride those pedals and you will never see anyone trying to MTB on them because they blow.

post #51 of 55
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there are pedals that have platform on one side and SPD clip on the other.

 

 

yeah which suck at MTBing. I can not ride those pedals and you will never see anyone trying to MTB on them because they blow.

 

Which if you actually read the thread you would see isn't important. I may get to ride MTB once or twice a year as there are no trails near me. 

post #52 of 55
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yeah which suck at MTBing. I can not ride those pedals and you will never see anyone trying to MTB on them because they blow.

 

For what Tyler wants to do they sound perfect.

post #53 of 55
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You have quite the way with words. But Tyler is looking for something he can use with "normal" shoes that he wears on his mission work as well as clipless.

there are pedals that have platform on one side and SPD clip on the other.

That's what I sent to Tyler.

Josh: rolleyes.gif
post #54 of 55
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That's what I sent to Tyler.

Josh: rolleyes.gif

Shimano PD A520 would be good.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A530-Sport-Dual-sided-Pedal/dp/B0014UG3WE

 

and... there are Wellgo copies as well

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/wellgo-r120b-sealed-bearing-road-pedals/rp-prod52885

 

if you scroll down to the comment that says "Low Quality Waste of Money"......  my response to that is... it's called float.

post #55 of 55
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That's what I sent to Tyler.

Josh: rolleyes.gif

Shimano PD A520 would be good.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A530-Sport-Dual-sided-Pedal/dp/B0014UG3WE

 

and... there are Wellgo copies as well

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/wellgo-r120b-sealed-bearing-road-pedals/rp-prod52885

 

if you scroll down to the comment that says "Low Quality Waste of Money"......  my response to that is... it's called float.

I do agree with Josh that these work equally poor as a clipless and as a flat pedal, you always seem to be trying to flip it over. The two sided 545 does a better job as a multi use design.

 

Shimano 545

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