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Spirito....(10 posts)

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 imagerySpirito
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.
Campus Pedals?ss-nyc
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