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Does anyone know why Mavic's neutral support uses...(7 posts)

Does anyone know why Mavic's neutral support uses...Djudd
Jul 7, 2002 11:14 AM
toeclips on thier bikes. As a retrogrouch I have no personal objections, but Andreu was really miffed in the side piece today.
re: Does anyone know why Mavic's neutral support uses...Skip
Jul 7, 2002 11:33 AM
I would assume that it is to accomodate all brands of cleats, since there is no universal one, thereby allowing any team rider a bike.
Sounds like that is it...thank you nmDjudd
Jul 7, 2002 11:35 AM
What?Kerry
Jul 7, 2002 5:21 PM
Toe clip pedals wouldn't work with any cleats. I'd guess those pedals are just place holders (maybe so the mechanics can check out the bikes?), and the mechanic fits the proper pedals when a particular rider needs a spare bike. In practice most riders are going to get a bike from their team car, not MAVIC.
No, above is correct,TJeanloz
Jul 8, 2002 4:01 AM
While the toe clip isn't designed to work with any cleat, in a pinch (which a mishap that required a neutral bike would be), the toe clip/strap can be cinched down tightly over any shoe/cleat and be pretty effective regardless of type. The mechanics do not fit the proper pedals when the bike is exchanged.
You gotta be kidding,elviento
Jul 8, 2002 7:41 AM
Why do you EVER EVER need place holders for your pedals??? If your theory works and they need to install the right pedals to suit the rider's cleats, won't these so called placeholders actually add the amount of work and time???
Id take the time to switch the pedals, toeclips suck nmishmael
Jul 8, 2002 8:35 AM