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Pedal Problems-Please Help!!!!!!(5 posts)

Pedal Problems-Please Help!!!!!!GTrider215
Jul 31, 2001 12:00 PM
Hey, today i was riding and was going to do some sprinting intervals and as i started to accelerate my feet came flying out of the pedals and i flew back down on my seat and almost got out of control. So i pulled over and cliped my foot in and all i have to do is barely slightly turn my foot to clip out on both pedals where has before i had to push a little harder to clip out but it kept me in. What do i do? Is there any way to adjust my pedals or something that makes it harder to clip out? Because i was sprinting behind a car and i was going fast so i would be feeling the pain for a while if i fell. If it helps i have NIKE shoes and Rockwerks doubles sided mountain bike pedals. Thanks,

Chris
re: Pedal Problems-Please Help!!!!!!grzy mnky
Jul 31, 2001 12:26 PM
Not familiar with that brand of MTB pedal. However, you may find that you can increase the retention setting and/or change your cleats if they are worn. Ultimately road bike pedals and cleats don't release as easily as MTB setups. You may find that you need the additional holding power of a roadie setup for hard sprinting.
re: Pedal Problems-Please Help!!!!!!Mel Erickson
Jul 31, 2001 12:33 PM
There's a release tension adjusting screw on the pedal. Tighten the screw to increase the amount of force needed to release from the pedal. These pedals are not known for their ability to hold your foot tightly. In other words, they release easily, even when on max, especially if they're worn. You may want to consider a better replacement pedal.
which screw?GTrider215
Jul 31, 2001 12:36 PM
which screws do i tighten or whatever? the ones on the side or in the middle??? I will look into some new pedals soon but i need these until i have the money.
which screw?DrD
Jul 31, 2001 4:48 PM
Usually located on the front and back of the pedal (if the pedal is flat with the clip mechanism facing up, front being towards the front of the bike, and rear being towards the back) - there are usually two screws - one to control each side (not sure on your pedals, though - that's just my experience with SPD systems) - tighten them up as much as you can stand (I kept them loose on the MTB, but tightened as high as they would go on the road bike, until I switched to Speedplays a while back)