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Here's another one for the peers to chime in on, although I don't think it will generate the discussion yesterdays did.

I installed a pair of Aircorp flats to try out yesterday. One thing I noticed right away is that they seemed really tight. I backed the bolt out a bit, and noticed a coupe things. There is a spacer and a seal on each side of the pedal. On the inside however, the spacer is between the pedal and the seal, whereas on the outside it is outside of the seal. Also, in order to get the pedal to turn without a binded feeling and be able to have the bolt tight, I had to remove one of the spacers (removed the one on the inside of the pedal). Both pedals were setup this way.

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Another thing I noticed is that I seem to have more power (2-3mph) on the flats than with the clipless. I was suprised by this, but I think it might be that the ball of my foot is maybe a tiny bit further back on the pedal with the flats, although my cleat is mounted all the way forward for the clipless.

I also think the bigger platform feels better when your out of the saddle.
 

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run the pedals tight. they are designed that way. i used to have trailkings and they were snug at first but broke in after some ride time. your cleats might not be adjusted correctly to give you the most efficient power transfer. the flats allow you to place your foot where ever you feel most comfortable and where its most efficient. try moving your cleats further back and see what happens. you can also get larger platform clip pedals to give you a more secure feeling when hammering out of the saddle.
 

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Yup, run the pedals snug.. You don't want them to "free-spin".. It helps keep them from rolling or flipping on you.
I have some low pro pedals that freespin and have had problems with them rolling my feet off..It's not as bad a full profile pedal but it does/has happened(to me).I replaced them with 420's and haven't had a problem.
Did you get some 5-10's(preferred) or Vans(good second choice imo) to go with them?
 

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They will be loose very quickly but will hold for long. For the rolling under you comment, I wouldn't worry, they are so thin that I never had any hint at rolling.
 

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Good info,

They aren't free spinning even now, they are still tight enough that if you try to spin them really hard they might get half a turn on you, but that's really all. I will still go ahead and put the spacer back in. But it should be on the outside of the seal not the inside right?
 

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Is Vans selling a shoe with cleats in the front? When I get to a hike-a-bike section I like to have some gription for the ascents, so I don't wear a flat shoe with my flat pedals. Anyone else?
 

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They will be loose very quickly but will hold for long. For the rolling under you comment, I wouldn't worry, they are so thin that I never had any hint at rolling.
Edited my "comment" with an experience for clarity:
 
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