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post #1 of 23 Old 09-07-2012, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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shoelace caught in front sprocket

I was cornering at around 30mph and my shoelace got sucked into the small opening near the front sprocket. Yanked my foot in broke the lace and almost sent me into the ditch.
Had to take the cover off and dig out the laces that got ripped off.
Lesson learned keep laces tight and tucked away.
P.S. These were just normal lenght laces.
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post #2 of 23 Old 09-07-2012, 11:49 AM
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From my experience...

Lesson is - no laces on a moto. They also get caught on pegs, etc.

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Lesson is - no laces on a moto. They also get caught on pegs, etc.
Yep... got a shoelace stuck on my footpeg when coming to a stop and couldn't get my foot to the ground...bike and me both ended up on the ground. Fortunately my leg did not get crushed under the bike.
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Velcro is the way to go if you are going to wear shoes, otherwise stick with boots

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There a lot to be said about shower shoes as safety gear. No laces.
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I have always had laces on my boots, I like the extra support, but I'll either double knot them or tuck them in the tops of my boot, no problems. Cheers--BB

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I wear laced boots.

I wear long socks.

I pull the socks above the top of the boot and down over ther laces.

Looks dorky with a Speedo, but it's safe and effective.

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I wear laced boots.

I wear long socks.

I pull the socks above the top of the boot and down over ther laces.

Looks dorky with a Speedo, but it's safe and effective.
I tried the Speedo thing once, on a sun-baked gel seat-only once! Cheers--BB

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I used to have the issue of my laces getting caught on the pegs or a bolt by there and not being able to put my foot down. Luckily, I never fell over, but I have since started double knotting my laces, then I tuck the loops in under the second cris-cross up from the toes. This keeps the loops tucked away and they have never been a problem since.

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I don't wear a speedo, but I do wear bright white compression shorts on long rides. If it's hot, I wear just the compression shorts under my Scorpion riding pants. After a few hours I kinda forget about my ensemble, and then wonder why I get odd looks when I stop and take off the pants to install/remove the rain liner.

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