I don't know if anybody else finds this, but on the occasions that I wear pair of Nikes, my gear change is so much sweeter.
Its foolish not to wear boots, especially as I have two nice pairs of Dainese, I just shift better without them?
Anybody else find this?
04-29-2002, 06:51 AM
I can't feel crap with my Sidi's.
04-30-2002, 03:51 PM
Yeah the odd time I'm out on the bikes with my Nikes on gearchanges feel much more... controlled I guess.
With my ****off Dainese boots I can barely feel anything; although the clunk of the tranny tells me I've hooked up a gear or whatever.
I must admit I love geting on the bike the odd time with a t-shirt, jeans and my Nikes. Although not the smartest thing in the world it feels great :) Never do it if I'm going out of my local area of town though.
04-30-2002, 04:11 PM
I noticed it was easier too. I wore Nikes before I could afford to get some riding boots. It felt nice until I came to a stop and tried to put my foot down. @$&%* You guessed it, the lace from my sneaker was wrapped around and caught on the peg. Ahhhhhh. I'll never do that again! :crash
05-02-2002, 12:07 AM
It is the other way around for me but then my shifter arm is adjusted for the boot.
YZFgirl, got caught like that myself. Will never ride with laces again:eek:
05-02-2002, 02:28 AM
The one thing I have to look out for is the small turn up at the bottom of my work trousers.
I work in an office, and I only have a 5 minute ride to work, so I put on my work trousers. Some of them have a small turn up at the bottom, and sometimes when I take off from the line, at I put my foot back onto the peg, the turn up gets caught on the little hero peg under the foot peg.
Although I've now become an expert at removing it VERY quickly hehe.
05-02-2002, 02:48 AM
My SIDI's feels OK...Of cource the training shoes feels more flexible but after using SIDI's some year these are great and actually I feel very unsafe if driving without boots now... Think what may happen if your foot slide between tarmac and bike...
05-02-2002, 04:10 AM
I wear black DocMArtens shoes when I ride.