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Doing it like the first picture shows is definitely not a good idea. The strap should be the other way round with the buckle as close as possible to the pedal's body. Reason 1: it can be tightened by pulling the end up and released with a the flick of the thumb on the buckle. (The reason for this black plastic end of the buckle) Reason 2: The end of the ...


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I commute on clipless for the suburban/commuter belt section of my commute. When I get off the train and ride in city traffic I'm on platforms, so I have a foot almost literally in both camps. Where I don't ride clipless, it's less than 2km on the bike, with 6 sets of traffic lights. But platform pedals are not created equally and your shoes matter too. ...


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There is a lot of discussion about this topic (i.e. a lot of anecdotes) because pedals are a very personal matter (cf. LondonCyclist or Zach Gallardo). However, I think that you're over-thinking this in some way: The "safest" pedal is the pedal you're most used to and comfortable with. Consider, for example, a hypothetical case where clipless pedals have ...


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Combine the twisting and stepping motions. The first couple of months I was following the algorithm twist ankle (heel outboard) - the cleat unclips move foot horizontally outboard, until you clear the pedal move foot vertically, until it steps. This is a flawed approach, especially while crashing in technical off-road conditions. An improved approach ...


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As others have commented, get used to unclipping kerbside foot first - and then (and for me this is crucial) make sure the foot that is still clipped in is at the top of the pedal stroke. I made the awful mistake of having the unclipped foot at the bottom of the stroke and when a small child looked like she was about to step out (I was moving slowly up to a ...


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You might succeed with a screw extractor. If you can drill into the head, this will give you purchase. It depends on how hard the bolt head is. I recommend center punching before drilling. Some penetrating oil on the threads might help as well.


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I expect that when you try to turn the nut you'll rind that the round bolt head is eccentric on the bolt. Side on it looks like the sketch below, and means the bolt won't rotate once it's in the hole. This is quite old school, and they're very easy to manufacture with only fairly basic hand tools. Imagine trying to cut a hexagonal hole into a pedal using ...



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