Jun 3, 2003 5:31 AM
|Where did you get your steel half-clips? I can only find the plastic ones. I hate plastic.
Thanks in advance,
|.... ;-) ..... you planning some drunk pedalling ???||Spirito|
Jun 3, 2003 7:45 AM
|i got them for $3 from Renaissance Cycles in Eindhoven. I just checked their site and couldn't find them and besides with shipping and such that would make an expensive set of 1/2 clips.
i have a mate who needs some and will check in a LBS that i recall had them - if they do ill let you know soon (coupla days).
|lol; already do...||Steve_0|
Jun 3, 2003 8:10 AM
|My bike is outside pubs more often than bikeshops; exactly why I currently use campus pedals. Being as im using the platform far more often than the SPD, I've become intrigued by the halfclip. thought I'd give 'em a try.
I'd appreciate the LBS check; Zefal's site shows metal; but all searches of retailers seem to feture only plastic.
Funny story on pub-crawling.
Way back when my wife and I were dating, and still irresponsible, we went for a bikeride on my bikes; only SPD equipped at the time. It was her first experience with SPD, and she did great. We stopped at a bayside bar for dinner and a drink. 4 or 5 drinks later, we finally left. Apparently, SPD is tougher on newbies after a few. Ever see a turtle turned upside-down?
Anyhoo, thats when I decided to get the Campus pedals. Would never trade 'em in.
|;-) .... nice imagery||Spirito|
Jun 3, 2003 9:27 AM
|re: half clips - cant say enough good things about them. so easy to flip into, yet when i cant avoid the inevitable rough spots or potholes the clips hold me from slipping forward off the pedal. if spinning fast i tend to toe down slightly and i am still held in well. stops and starts (with fixed gearing) are something i never think of anymore and with the MKS platform pedals and chuck taylors i dont think id like to use anything else unless i was doing heavy climbing or in race mode.
its nice to be able to step off the bike if needed to go toe-to-toe with a motorist without having to take off one's shoes ;-)
now i better make sure i can find you some.
Jun 3, 2003 10:46 AM
|My urban-warfare cycling shoe of choice. Only bested by the super-stickysoled Doc Martin for grown-up pants in the eves.|
Jun 3, 2003 10:35 AM
|Which ones do you use?
It seems Nashbar and Performance both sell knock-offs in addition to the "official" Shimano version. Do you use the "official" ones or the knock-offs? How have they held up over time?
Jun 3, 2003 10:44 AM
|i think they're 323's, or 324's, or something like that. Its been 7 or 8 years since i've seen the turtle.
Held up great! They've been on my FG with minimal maintenance all this time. Also used them on my MB when i did singletrack (read: sloppy); now relegated to afterdinner-neighborhood cruises. Never a problem with thousands upon thousands of miles.
|Drinkin' & Fixin'||triangleforge|
Jun 5, 2003 12:29 PM
|Tried it for the first time the other Friday. The fixed gear part wasn't that hard, but my stomach profoundly regretted that last round when tackling a long, steep hill near my house in a 42x15...
Cheers! (or maybe not)
|Drinkin' & Fixin'... horror story...||buffalosorrow|
Jun 7, 2003 5:57 AM
|Comming home from a night of boozin it, I came up from the train station, unlocked my motobecane beater, swung my leg over the front of my bars, tripped and fell head first (no helmet).
I hit the side of my skull on the concrete floor and knocked my drunk ass out for a few hours(none tried to help). I woke, stumbled home, freezing and feeling sick, to knock on my front door, bloodied, glasses broken, shocking my girlfriend to no end (she thought I was mugged). I still have a scar from where my glasses arm slashed the side of my temple, missing my eye...
I am not proud of this in any manner. It was an irresponsable selfish act. Not to be repeated.
|yow. not good. nm.||Steve_0|
Jun 9, 2003 3:47 AM