Haven't had this problem with my similar Record/Detto setup, but try covering the front area of the shoe sole with some shoe goo. That'll give some grippy texture and should be enough spin the pedal up more reliably.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah
On 5/19/06, dan kasha <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a bike from the early 70's that has steel ambrosia pedals on
> it. they are small, race style pedals with very smooth bearings.
> I am having the hardest time getting my cycling shoes (plastic sole and
> cleats) into the clips. there is just no grip on them, and if I do manag e
> to get a hit on them to spin, it is too fast to get my foot in after the
> hit. I have never had a pedal/she combo that has been so bad.
> This pedal does not have the small spike that others sometimes have. Wha t
> is the best cure for this, and does anyone else have this problem with on e
> bike rather than the other? On this bike, I just find it best to reach d own
> and hold it in place while I get my foot in. Not good in a group ride (b ig
> troubles on the ride of silence here in Seattle, as we stopped at almost
> every light in hilly down town), but fine on my own.
> Thanks in advance,
> Dan Kasha
> Seattle Wa
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