PaulieB85 Posts: 16
edited August 2013 in Road beginners
Hey folks.

So finally road bike arrived and I love it! Takes a lot of getting used to with positioning. Height and gears but it's enjoyable and look forward to getting many miles of enjoyment :)

However I've got one problem. I just had the pedals changed to shimano 105s and having major issues clipping from start like at traffic lights. One pedal almost always turns upside down and I end up fumbling or sliding about. Is there a specific knack to this? Are my pedals too loose causing them to turn upside down? (from a mountain bike background and only used double sided spds previously)

MTB - Kona kikapu deluxe XTR - 2008
Road - Giant Defy 1 - 2014


  • doug5_10
    doug5_10 Posts: 465
    No this is normal, they are weighted rearward to hang vertically so it is easier to clip in. There is a knack, check out this thread for advice and my description of the 'flip-click' http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40020&t=12934759
    Edinburgh Revolution Curve
  • Cheers matey. Was going mad last night!
    MTB - Kona kikapu deluxe XTR - 2008
    Road - Giant Defy 1 - 2014
  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    You'll get used to it, failing that go back to double sided Spd's, its not illegal to use them on a road bike.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • gpreeves
    gpreeves Posts: 454
    Keep at it, you'll get used to it in no time.

    I just switched from Look Keo to 105, and although superficially very similar I noticed I had to change my "flip-click" very subtly. It just goes to show how easily it will become second nature.