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Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds down(8 posts)

Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds downcyclingforhealth
Sep 17, 2003 4:33 AM
Good morning. I have ridden twice now with my new Speedplay pedals. I guess I should say pedal. I rode with a Speedplay on the right side of my bike. I was having problems with that foot going numb after a long ride. Yesterday I took a long ride of just under 20 miles. I had no problems with numbness in that foot. When I got home I changed out the left pedal to the other Speedplay. The pedals look like a marketing gimmick, but they work. I like how easy they are to get in and out of. I often had problems getting in and out of my Shimano pedals. I don't know if I am enough of a bike expert to recommend a product with total conviction. These seem like a good product though.
I stepped on the scale today, and I and now down to 297 pounds. I have lost a total of eleven pounds now. Some people try to tell me that is mostly water weight. I hope that isn't the case. I am riding again today after work.
re: Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds downwookieontherun
Sep 17, 2003 4:57 AM
2 things- the pedals are great pedals. No marketing gimmick, just a well made, good looking product.

Also, congrats on your weight loss! Keep on the bike, keep watching what you eat and that weight will come off. No need to rush it, just do it in a healthy manner and you will keep it off!

Congrats again!

Jonny
re: Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds downGixxerRick
Sep 17, 2003 8:33 AM
Congrats bro. Your doing great, keep up the good work, and enjoy riding..And im too riding speedplay
re: Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds downJonnyHu
Sep 17, 2003 5:00 AM
Keep riding, and don't listen to anyone who would minimize what you're trying to do. In particular, don't skimp on hydration because some bozo is claiming you are just losing water weight. I like my speedplays, too. While they are great pedals for any level of rider, I think they are excellent for beginners because of the ease of getting out in a highly predictable manner.
congrats on your lossmarcoxxx
Sep 17, 2003 5:14 AM
of weight. if you are also watching your diet and interested in a good web site for support and ideas, check out the Mens Health Fitness forum. Go to the fitness page and look for their forum. good luck!

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re: Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds downgf99
Sep 17, 2003 5:25 AM
If you weigh yourself several times throughout the day you'll notice some variation which is most likely water weight. If you're consistently reading 10+ pounds less than when you started, it's definitely the real deal. Keep up the good work!
re: Speedplay pedal experiment, 11 pounds downlemmy999
Sep 17, 2003 6:52 AM
I just got my bebop SL pedals installed last week (I had been using my MTB Egg Beaters) and numbness that I had with my left foot went away. I mention this because the Bebops are very similar to the Speedplay pedals. Of course I had been using Sidi dominator 2 shoes with the Beaters and I am using Sidi Genius with the Bebops. So it could be the shoe. I love the pedals but the only problem I have had is with a history of using SPD, ATAC, & Eggbeaters, I kind of come down and forward to clip in. If I do this with the Bebops, my foot can slide on off the front of the pedal and I will almost fall off the front of the saddle. I did not have any problem getting used to the free float like many claim.

Congratulations on the 11 lb loss.
Don't know how you did itspookyload
Sep 17, 2003 8:02 PM
I ride speedplays, and I have ridden SPD pedals. The ride is so different, I don't know how you could stand the difference in float of the pedals. Not to mention the stack height of the speedplay versus the shimano pedal making one leg effectively longer. Good choice going for just the speedplays. Your knees will thank you in ten years. Keep up the good work CFH. You will have clean shaven legs in a year...that is my prediction. This stuff is addictive.