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88TG88
08-02-2008, 07:16 PM
Some broad comes into my place of work today and asks me if we have shoes for her spinning classes. I'm completely lost so I just shrug my shoulders. She says "You know, spinning" and I say " Oh yeah spinning, they're over here". I point her to the shoes and take off before she asks me anymore crazy questions.

I don't think its actual spinning so wtf is this ?

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 07:19 PM
Stationary bikes.

You pedal, the wheel spins, calories are burnt adding to your carbon footprint.

Phobia
08-02-2008, 07:22 PM
Stationary bikes.

You pedal, the wheel spins, calories are burnt adding to your carbon footprint.

What the? You need special shoes for that? I'd have shown her a shapely pair of stilettos.

MIAdragon
08-02-2008, 07:24 PM
These will do nicely.

http://www.leatherlollipop.com/prod_images_large/TIP-701-3chpg_tip_jar_shoes_hot_pink_lips1.jpg

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 07:25 PM
What the? You need special shoes for that? I'd have shown her a shapely pair of stilettos.

They might have pedals like racing bikes have where the sole has a clamp that clicks into a clamp on the pedal, more likely just a slim shoe with a stiff sole like a driving shoe that slides easily into pedal straps. I'll tell you it's a bitch to slide regular cross trainers into the straps on my mountain bike. I'm futzing around halfway down the block if I try.

EDIT: Google sez, some also have an angle to the sole so that the shoe sits on the pedal in a way that puts less stress on the knees.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TEIlgHQ0L._AA280_.jpg

Phobia
08-02-2008, 07:32 PM
I still think it's retarded that I need a special pair of cleats for softball and then a different pair for football.

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 07:38 PM
I still think it's retarded that I need a special pair of cleats for softball and then a different pair for football.

Don't play either, but isn't that because somethings are allowed as cleats in FB that aren't in softball. I could also see linemen needing a lot more high ankle support than softball players.

88TG88
08-02-2008, 07:45 PM
Stationary bikes.

You pedal, the wheel spins, calories are burnt adding to your carbon footprint.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh that makes sense

I don't see why they need cleats though.

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 07:47 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhh that makes sense

I don't see why they need cleats though.

Not cleats, a smooth hard sole that slides onto the pedal easily and transfers more power into the machinery.

Moon§hiner
08-02-2008, 07:47 PM
Al Bundy got his start by asking about shoes on a message board...give the guy a break

NewChief
08-02-2008, 07:51 PM
They might have pedals like racing bikes have where the sole has a clamp that clicks into a clamp on the pedal,

That's correct. They actually clip in, just like on a roadie or mountain bike. I was doing an early morning spinning class twice a week for a few months. It's pretty good stuff. I never got the shoes, though. They have the standard toe straps that you find on most mountain bikes on them as well, so you don't have to have the clip-in shoes.

CrazyPhuD
08-02-2008, 07:54 PM
These will do nicely.

http://www.leatherlollipop.com/prod_images_large/TIP-701-3chpg_tip_jar_shoes_hot_pink_lips1.jpg

THey'd definitely work if she was a spinner.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spinner

Rain Man
08-02-2008, 08:02 PM
She's a pole dancer. You know, they spin on the pole and all.

Next time she comes in, ask her for a lap dance.

cdcox
08-02-2008, 08:05 PM
I was riding with strapless cleats on my road bike 15 years ago. They provide a much better mechanical connection to the bike than toe straps. Plus, the sole of a cycling shoe is completely stiff so that downward pressure is transmitted to the pedal instead of flexing the shoe. A good cyclist, or spinner, pedals in circles, instead of up and down. A lot of the power comes from the 8 o'clock to 4 o'clock portion of the stroke (counter clockwise). You can't tap into that part of the stroke without straps or cleats.

jidar
08-02-2008, 08:53 PM
http://www.thethomasranch.com/cowspin.gif


this cow is spinning.

milkman
08-02-2008, 09:02 PM
This question should have been e-mailed to Greg Robinson.

Valiant
08-02-2008, 09:09 PM
I still think it's retarded that I need a special pair of cleats for softball and then a different pair for football.

I wear soccer shoes, for soccer, football and softball.. ****ing things work for everything..

Of course they are not hightops.. ****ing hate them things..

Phobia
08-02-2008, 09:15 PM
I wear soccer shoes, for soccer, football and softball.. ****ing things work for everything..

Of course they are not hightops.. ****ing hate them things..

I'm not sure why I wear hightops. My ankles are indestructible. I'll roll an ankle and be fine for the next play. I dunno. I'm probably foreshadowing.

PastorMikH
08-02-2008, 09:30 PM
I was riding with strapless cleats on my road bike 15 years ago. They provide a much better mechanical connection to the bike than toe straps. Plus, the sole of a cycling shoe is completely stiff so that downward pressure is transmitted to the pedal instead of flexing the shoe. A good cyclist, or spinner, pedals in circles, instead of up and down. A lot of the power comes from the 8 o'clock to 4 o'clock portion of the stroke (counter clockwise). You can't tap into that part of the stroke without straps or cleats.



My uncle rides a bike like that. When he first got it he had a heck of a time getting the shoes to unhook. Fast forward to my cousin and a couple of her friends sitting at a stoplight in town and the friends start laughing at an old dude who just pulled up to the intersection on a bike, stopped, then fell over sideways. They are all laughing at him until she realized it was her dad who's feet were stuck to the peddles.

Skip Towne
08-02-2008, 09:33 PM
My uncle rides a bike like that. When he first got it he had a heck of a time getting the shoes to unhook. Fast forward to my cousin and a couple of her friends sitting at a stoplight in town and the friends start laughing at an old dude who just pulled up to the intersection on a bike, stopped, then fell over sideways. They are all laughing at him until she realized it was her dad who's feet were stuck to the peddles.
:LOL:

DaneMcCloud
08-02-2008, 10:30 PM
Some broad comes into my place of work today and asks me if we have shoes for her spinning classes. I'm completely lost so I just shrug my shoulders. She says "You know, spinning" and I say " Oh yeah spinning, they're over here". I point her to the shoes and take off before she asks me anymore crazy questions.

I don't think its actual spinning so wtf is this ?

Two words:

**** her. **** her now.

She's probably hitting on you anyway.

**** her. **** her now.

:evil:

You'll be lucky to find someone that "tight" for probably 5 or 6 days.

**** her. **** her now.

cdcox
08-02-2008, 10:39 PM
My uncle rides a bike like that. When he first got it he had a heck of a time getting the shoes to unhook. Fast forward to my cousin and a couple of her friends sitting at a stoplight in town and the friends start laughing at an old dude who just pulled up to the intersection on a bike, stopped, then fell over sideways. They are all laughing at him until she realized it was her dad who's feet were stuck to the peddles.

Been there done that. But the cleats are much easier to pull out of than the old toeclips. In either case, if you plan ahead just a little bit, there is no problem. But if you wait until you are almost stopped to start disengaging your foot, you have a good chance of falling over.