Somethings been puzzling me

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Postby stevew » 5 Feb 2007, 11:24am

Charlie wrote:I'm surprised nobody's yet asked the ever popular question......

Why are they called "clipless pedals" when you clip in and out of them?

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Mrs Tortoise
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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 5 Feb 2007, 12:04pm

'cos they don't have toe clips! Next question... :roll:

Guy

Postby Guy » 5 Feb 2007, 12:14pm

Mrs Tortoise wrote:'cos they don't have toe clips! Next question... :roll:
Even I knew that one and I'm only a man! :P :lol:

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Postby Charlie » 5 Feb 2007, 12:17pm

It's surprising how many times that question's asked on forums.

Charlie

Postby Charlie » 5 Feb 2007, 12:18pm

stevew wrote:
Charlie wrote:I'm surprised nobody's yet asked the ever popular question......

Why are they called "clipless pedals" when you clip in and out of them?

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Attaboy Steve, that's one way to get your post count up. :roll:

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 5 Feb 2007, 5:46pm

Charlie wrote:It's surprising how many times that question's asked on forums.



Does that make this a five-um? :wink:

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Postby stevew » 5 Feb 2007, 7:48pm

OK charlie......I'm sorry, but it just seemed a little "off the wall" when we were talking about Tyres and wheels!
As was mentioned earlier, clipless because there are no (toe)clips. I suppose it made good sense early on but now that the SPD type thing is so common place that it seems like a strange misnomer.

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Postby Charlie » 5 Feb 2007, 9:05pm

stevew wrote:OK charlie......I'm sorry, but it just seemed a little "off the wall" when we were talking about Tyres and wheels!
As was mentioned earlier, clipless because there are no (toe)clips. I suppose it made good sense early on but now that the SPD type thing is so common place that it seems like a strange misnomer.

No problemo Steve :D

Some of my humour is an aquired taste. :shock:

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Postby robbo » 5 Feb 2007, 9:44pm

LOOK called theirs "safety pedals" when they first introduced them( 20 odd years ago now :shock: )

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Postby hubgearfreak » 5 Feb 2007, 10:02pm

Jac wrote:It has to be men that devised such complicated 'systems' for measuring wheels and tyres.:


if it was a woman, there'd be big ones and small ones. either all black or with yellow sides. narrow, medium and wide :lol: :wink: :P

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 5 Feb 2007, 11:37pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
Jac wrote:It has to be men that devised such complicated 'systems' for measuring wheels and tyres.:


if it was a woman, there'd be big ones and small ones. either all black or with yellow sides. narrow, medium and wide :lol: :wink: :P


And what is wrong with that? By the way, you forgot red and black ones, and blue ones. Be no good sending you shopping! :roll:

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Postby Jac » 6 Feb 2007, 10:38am

Stevew - thank you for the clearest explaination of how to buy tyres.

In one bike shop I know you might as well ask for big ones, small ones , red ones or green ones -
and the standard question is 'what do you want them for'

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Postby stevew » 7 Feb 2007, 7:06pm

Jac, if you let me know the size you have on your bike now and the use you want to put the new ones to i may be able to help with some recommendations. Obviously you don't have to follow them but it will give you some ammo when approaching the LBS.

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Postby hubgearfreak » 7 Feb 2007, 7:39pm

Mrs Tortoise wrote:[quote Be no good sending you shopping! :roll:


:lol:

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Postby thirdcrank » 7 Feb 2007, 8:54pm

I think this is time to say a word in support of Schwalbe. Although it would be wrong to say they make all the tyres in all the sizes, (with apologies to BT and Maureen L) they do make a huge range of tyres covering just about all the sizes and they are always quick to produce something more if it is needed. E.g. the Marathon has been extended to include Brompton size, Birdy size, and it is still readily available in 27 x 1 1/4 which was a peculiarly British size, introduced by Dunlop (remember them?) as a prtectionist measure to keep the foreigners out of the UK market.

They produce versions which may not be bombproof but certainly resist punctures. And to suit the ladies above (and indeed the laydees) many are produced in various colours.