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    What a tiny gear to be standing and pedaling on....I imagine that makes trials bikes "trialsy"?

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    I rode clipless for many years. (Look, then Time ATAC) Recently started getting hurt since I could not get out when trying to make technical climbs. (Problem is unique to me, I have limited range of motion and a metal hip) Now I am back on Toe Clips and loving it. My sneakers are better than bike shoes for when I have to walk, and I will try anything now that I know I can get out when I need to. The Time atacs are on my cross bike now and that works out great too. Clipped-in is the way to go if you are agile enough to get out when you need to. It is mostly in your head. I just had to accept that my head and body needed the easier release that toe clips provide. I get looks since my ride is an S-Works Hardtail, ie a fairly high end bike with Toe Clips! Hey, it works for me.

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    Welcome to the forums JSHSKI. Where do you normally ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Welcome to the forums JSHSKI. Where do you normally ride?
    Ditch the toe clips and get some good flat pedals and some sticky shoes. FiveTen shoes seems to be the best for flat pedals. I use them and they great!

  5. #135
    Thanks Brian. Landlocked (lost) forest in Burlington, MA is my backyard ride. Sometimes Great Brook Farm, Fells, Horn Pond in Woburn, 3x to Kingdom Trails, (2 Fantastic days there in August this year,
    how sic is Tap & Die then sidewinder?) Lynn Woods once. Learned to mtn bike in blue hills in ~ 1986. Rigid Univega w/ U brake, state of the art then but a real pos. I've had a few bikes including a Klein Pinnacle, Klein Rascal (still have) an FSR, and now my S Works. Latest buy a Bikes Direct Cyclocross bike. (you have to be careful, you ask me a simple question and you get way too much information.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSHSKI View Post
    Thanks Brian. Landlocked (lost) forest in Burlington, MA is my backyard ride. Sometimes Great Brook Farm, Fells, Horn Pond in Woburn, 3x to Kingdom Trails, (2 Fantastic days there in August this year,
    how sic is Tap & Die then sidewinder?) Lynn Woods once. Learned to mtn bike in blue hills in ~ 1986. Rigid Univega w/ U brake, state of the art then but a real pos. I've had a few bikes including a Klein Pinnacle, Klein Rascal (still have) an FSR, and now my S Works. Latest buy a Bikes Direct Cyclocross bike. (you have to be careful, you ask me a simple question and you get way too much information.)
    I remember U-brakes. I only saw them once in person. When I was getting into mountain biking in the mid 90's, and still a kid, there were all these rumors that they stopped making U-brakes because they were just too strong, stories about people bending rims, lol. We were so dumb.
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    U-Brakes were 1. really hard to set up, 2. located perfectly for maximum mud and water to be splashed on them, & 3 may have squeezed the crap out of the rim but did little to slow the bike. To revisit the thread for a moment, I own three pairs of the ATAC's. None ever bent or broke, all release consistently as long as the riders body twists the right way, and represent a great choice. I'm too old school to buy fat platforms and VANs to ride in. (Although the colorful shoes earlier in this thread do rock) I first got both wheels off the ground riding with toe clips. An epiphany I can still recall like it was yesterday. Sure they suck when you can't get in, but I find the harder I think about it the worse it gets. No one was rooting for toe clips on this thread, so I had to give them my .02.
    Joe

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    i had rigid cro-mo zebra (zebrakenko?) ranger atb circa '87 with u brakes and elliptical sprockets, rode it with toe clips - man was i cutting edge
    "that feeling: hovering in a weightless space with honey on the tip of your tongue and pure red blood gorging your heart, soaring on a current of angelic music cutting clear mountain air." -norman ollestad, crazy for the storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgonzola View Post
    i had rigid cro-mo zebra (zebrakenko?) ranger atb circa '87 with u brakes and elliptical sprockets, rode it with toe clips - man was i cutting edge
    Biopace chainrings? I think I still have a set of those somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Biopace chainrings? I think I still have a set of those somewhere...
    I had those on my first MTB.
    Brian

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