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Argue opposite your view on clips in here
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:13 PM
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Let's lighten up.

If you have a previously stated pro or con (or partial pro or partial con) position on clips, this is the thread to take the opposite position. We can have some fun and, oh man, take a minute and give some thought to where the other side is coming from.

And so, flatheads v cliptons, the battle rages on.

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They need to just eliminate clips from the sport. If you learn to ride on platform, you've really learned something. But if you learn to ride on clips, all you've really learned is mastery of a single mechanical device, as opposed to mastery of the bicycle which comes with flats.

Once you learn to ride flats, I mean really learn, it's not like it'd be hard to learn to ride clipped in, if say you took up mountain biking or something. At that point it's just a matter of learning how to put your feet in and out of the things.

Plus foot-down blocks in the turns look cool. They just do.
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:18 PM
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What about the magnetic pedals I posted about, where do those go?

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post Apr 4 2007, 01:23 PM
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on the refrigerator. lol
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:26 PM
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If we were meant to use clips in BMX they'd come from the bike shop with them.
Clips and slippers are for girly no skilled riders only. I say riders because no RACER in their right mind would dare use anything but old school slip on vans and platform pedals.
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:29 PM
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Good one Mike.

Oops, I meant, what a jerk you are Mike. The guy asked a legitimate question and you gotta go and make stupid jokes. Grow up or get off the internet.
Does you're mommy know you're sitting at the adult internet desk.


WOW, this is kinda fun and liberating.
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:30 PM
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I think clipless pedals should be banned.

Part of the right of passage to bmx racer cult status is scars. Nothing looks better than a nice 80's vintage hutch beartrap bitemark scar on your shin or calf. Having youngsters start out immediately on clipless pedals deprives them of this right. What are they going to have to brag about when they get old and fat?

Beyond the scar advantage, flat pedals give our sport a fringe, cult status that sets it apart from all of the other weird and unsuccessful forms of bike racing.

Clipless pedals, along with all of the other "advances" like carbon forks, threadless headsets, and v-brakes only serve to lump us in with them. This, in my opinion, is detrimental to our sport.

I would like to see BMX get back to its roots. Give me a Schwinn scrambler with some huge monkey bars, a nice ungroomed downhill track, and some rockin' 70's tunes (maybe that cool "Freedom Rock" CD that I see advertised on early saturday morning television).

The 70's was BMX's heyday.

There were no clipless pedals in BMX then.

You do the math. It can't be a coincidence.
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:44 PM
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tifo, it's supposed to be the opposite point of view. lol
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:46 PM
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Hey you fools, BMX started with coaster brakes, now lets ban freewheels ?

Same difference.
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:54 PM
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quote:
I think clipless pedals should be banned.
Yeah, some of them complained or argued about it.
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post Apr 4 2007, 01:56 PM
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Let's ban aluminum too.
Al is only good for containing a taste frothy cold beverage.
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