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comment How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
This is a fair point - in my experience when you first start using SPDs you will almost certainly fall sooner or later - a combination of a moment of distraction and having not yet built the requisite muscle memory to twist your foot to release it from the pedal. Such was the case for me in the car park at work about a week after starting. I was almost stopped and trying to dismount, so the biggest injury was to my pride. Under different circumstances things could be much worse. I have had no such issues since.
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comment How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
Interesting comment - Having used SPDs for a few years commuting / road biking, I have not had any of the problems with detachment you mentioned - could you have simply had bad luck with the set you got? I would agree with the point you made about the bearings though - the traditional pedals do seem to turn easier.
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comment Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when cycling?
I wear a wool balaclava when cycling in the cold, as I don't tend to get enough air when breathing through my nose and pushing hard. The wool acts as a heat exchange increasing the temperature of the air going into my lungs. They do tend to get quite soggy / gross, so I have 5 - one for each work day. I wouldn't recommend trying it with a thinsulate balaclava though - I almost sufficated!
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comment How to inflate a tire with a Presta valve?
Presta valves are typically used in cases where a higher tire pressure is required - the pump you are using may not be able to handle pumping a tire up to 110 PSI. (or the guage may simply not show the pressure, in which case you may need to be careful of a blowout.)
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comment How to inflate a tire with a Presta valve?
I've done this before by accident - you need to get tube with a 60 mm valve instead of a 42 mm value
Aug
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comment How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
I got a set of pedals with toe clips about a week after asking this, but did not like them. I went clipless a few weeks later and have not looked back - they rock - thanks for the advice.
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comment How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
Since asking this question, I got a set of SPD pedals for my racer and totally agree - I got additional sets and now have them on all my bikes
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