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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Concerning clip-ins, I don't so much pull up on the bottom pedal as pull backwards. It adds a smoothness to my pedaling. It allows me to use more muscles during the pedal stroke, lessening fatigue.
    I do not mean to imply that there is anything wrong with your preference, but you can pull backwards with good flat pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Damn, I'd forgotten about my Eggbeaters. My least favorite pedal set in every way. If I remember correctly the point of the design was to make it oh-so-easy to engage but I always had trouble finding the exact spot to put my foot down. The pedal felt wobbly when I was engaged. I remember pulling/twisting out of them more than a few times. They were uncomfortable underfoot. They were next to impossible to use with anything but an Eggbeater-cleated shoe. No tennies please! I might have actually thrown them away. Or did I throw them in with a bicycle I gave to charity?
    Kind of puzzled by this one. Perhaps yours were defective or misadjusted? I've never pulled out accidentally of mine and they always clip in without having to mess with positioning. Just did a ride in flip flops on the commuter over the weekend and you can't even tell it's not a flat unless you are looking at the pedal.

    I guess it goes to show that pedals are a very personal choice- which is why most higher end bikes leave them out.

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