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Thread: Toeclips are dangerous
DoddTheSlayer
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posted January 21, 2005 02:30 AM

Toeclips are dangerous

YES TOE CLIPS ARE DANGEROUS

Ok this is dedicated to all of you cycling enthusiasts out there. A deadly warning that when you are out on you bike you must not wear toeclips cause they are dangerous. Why do i say this.

well imagine that you are out on your bike wearing these clips and you are going downhill at a comfortable
50 mph then all of a sudden you hit a pothole in the road and fall off.
well sure its gonna hurt even if you are not wearing toeclips, but if you are wearing them and your foot does not come free then your bike will drag you down the hill with your foot stuck in the peddle.

Here is another reason. Has anyone seen the film unbreakable. Remember the character played by Samuel L Jackson. The one with the really brittle bones.
Well if somebody with a similar condition were to ride a cycle wearing toe clips and they fall off and their foot is not dislodged then their foot could snap off at the ankle and leave them hopping down the road attempting to catch up with a bike with their foot whizzing round in the peddle.

One final warning NEVER EVER wear toeclips if you are the back rider on a tandem. The reason for this is obvious.
But for those who have not caught on i will explain.
Ok lets imagine that Peacemaker and Consis are riding a tandem together. Peacemaker is at the front and sensibly not wearing toeclips while Consis at the back foolishly decides to wear toeclips that day.
Now they come to a very steep hill as in our 1st example and they hit a bump in the road.
Now lets say that Consis at the back wearing toeclips falls off and Peacemaker does not.
what is more she does not see this happening because her back is to him and she does not hear him scream because of the wind rush and so therefore continues on peddling.
If Consis foot does not dislodge from his toeclip then Peacemaker will be dragging him down the rest of the hill with his foot stuck in the peddle.

And there you have it i hope all of you cycling enthusiats out there are paying attention and do not make these foolish mistakes yourself in the future.
Happy cycling.
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Asmodean
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posted January 21, 2005 06:31 AM

Which begs the question....which type of accient happened to you?
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DoddTheSlayer
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posted January 21, 2005 10:02 AM

You mean you actually thought this was meant to be serious.
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Asmodean
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posted January 21, 2005 11:27 AM

*note smilies*
Yes, I wondered why you have such a toeclip vendetta
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DoddTheSlayer
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posted January 21, 2005 11:50 AM

oops sorry i often forget  to look for smilies. Thanks for the reminder.
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Svarog
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posted January 21, 2005 07:56 PM

Whats a toeclip?
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Shenjairo
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posted January 21, 2005 08:57 PM

Something on the pedals you fasten to the front of your feet so that you won't slip while standing and hurt the family jewels on the crossbar, but mainly it helps your speed since you can drag the pedal up while you press the other one down.

I however do hate them, the only use imo is for spinning etc since it's more tiresome to exercise with them so it's more effective. In regular cycling I really don't see the use for them, I keep the pedal in the middle of my sole all the time since I find it less tiresome and I can basically go on forever like that. With the pedals at the front of my feet I get tired really fast and would never use it on a distance longer than 500m.

If you use your bike during the winter they really are dangerous too, if you slip some on the ice the only way not to fall is to steady yourself with your leg, something you can't do if using toeclips. Seriously, I would have been hospitalized if I had used them.

You generally only find them on the speedy sort of bikes with very slim tires, for the tour de france speed maniacs with endless stamina.
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DoddTheSlayer
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posted January 22, 2005 10:37 AM

lol. So they really are dangerous. It was meant to be a cartoon style hypothesis.
Come to think of it thats quite an image. Somebody sliding down an icy road while trying to free themselves from a toe clip. He is careering towards a stationary vehical with the driver about to pull away just staring at the cyclist with a blank expression on his face.
Seconds before the crash the cyclist just shrugs his shoulders and says "Sorry mate,toe clips" KERBAAAANG.
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ratmonky
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posted January 22, 2005 12:37 PM

oh, no!!! :(

poor consis
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Sir_Stiven
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posted January 23, 2005 08:41 PM

see dodd, this is why you were banned from making threads.. tsk tsk

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DoddTheSlayer
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posted January 24, 2005 12:14 PM

Give me time stiven. Maybe one day i will be half as funny as you.

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Svarog
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posted January 24, 2005 08:29 PM

Far is the sun.
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Vadskye91
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posted January 25, 2005 10:49 AM

Ya know, for a second I thought he was talking about toenail clippings...
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