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Right now, it just isnt a viable option for me to strain and push and get frustrated every time the light goes green. The people i ride with all told me to get shoes, they said id be "Flying" and that i have real potential, they didnt know how i was keeping up.
The beneefits they spoke about riding clipless pedals, are ones that i really want to benefit from you know?
But right now, unless there is a miracle, i can't ride these safely and at a reasonable pace on the road.
I dream of getting to the stage, when, as advertised, i can literally place my foot on the pedal, and basically push a little, and be attached to my dream bike. It looks so easy, i see the guys with the speedplays in my bunch????.
I hope it will become this easy for me, any responses welcome,
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You have to find out the right angle to clip your foot in. Actually, positioning the cleats on your shoes in the right position will help a lot in making that feel natural.
With my pedals, your cleat has to be in the right position and I have to push down and forward to "slip" it in rather than push it in by brute force.
Go have a play outside, after 5-10 rides it'll be second nature
It's counter intuitive, but it's a hell of a lot easier clipping in when you're actually taking off due to the extra pressure and momentum you're putting on your pedals.
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When I first got mine I had the same problem.
What I found was that you don't overtighten the screws holding the last part of the cleat to your shoe.
Also when clipping in it seems to be more of a straight down stomping motion instead of a sliding clip in. Also a bit of lube on the cleats might help.
Sent from my thingimy chig using that other thing:-)
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Also get some protector plates linked below on your next set of cleats or when u lube your current ones. It doesnt matter if u use a 3 hole adapter, it will make that adapter last a lot longer, when the adapter wears it allows for side to side tilt motion which is not good for the knees/ITB muscle!!!!.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/speedplay-stain ... ear-plate/
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Can I also suggest you getting some keep on kovers. I know Bikebug sells them here in Oz.
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Also as stated a small amount of chain lube on the C clip surfaces when you are installing the cleats will help as well.
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Comedian wrote:For the record, I used to get sore knees after harder rides. Since putting spedplays on the knees have been much better.
I actually put them on to help with my metasaral (spell check) problems but the first thing I noticed was a lack of knee soreness after races and power rides.
Need to buy some extensions for my foot problem but mine are starting to get easier to get in and out of, providing I have dry lubed them, otherwise a bit of a pita
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