Road speedplays sound way too high maintenance for my liking. Wade has a good post on cycling tips about them. I think you’re right nick, don’t know how these’d go with merri creek or yarra mud. Then there’s also the ethics of the company. I’ve seen numerous threads with reference to the company taking or threatening legal action against the ‘little guy’, so to speak, over the most seemingly trivial things. Still, I’m sure the rider who has everything will go for em. Anyone use speedplays on their roadie?
I really don’t understand everyone’s shit they carry on about speedplay’s being so laboriously maintenance intensive… how hard is it to undo a tiny little screw and pump a couple of squirts of grease into a hole every now and then? If it takes you longer than a minute on each pedal then you probably lack the mental atpitude to leave the house unaccompanied in order to ride your bike anyways
I put looks on my new bike just because I had them on another and instantly regretted it. I’m looking for new pedals but am yet to be convinced speedplays are the answer, too many people can them. The name also reminds me of a fin system I once had on a surfboard which sucked arse.
Snail did you get those eBay ones recently? I was bidding on em to give em a go if they went for next to nothing.