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Old 2007-03-08, 07:00 PM   #16
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I had a similar problem with my laces on a bike long ago. I have been careful with them ever since.

I use these shoes now when I am unicycling. They were designed with cycling in mind, and as such, have excellent grip on pedals and have a pocket at the top of the tongue to put my laces in after I tie them.
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Old 2007-03-08, 07:56 PM   #17
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Glad you're OK, Cathy. I'm a tucker. I tuck my laces into my shoes, down the sides. I still don't understand why people fall off Cokers, though. Why would you do that?
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Old 2007-03-08, 07:59 PM   #18
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Glad you're OK, Cathy. I'm a tucker. I tuck my laces into my shoes, down the sides. I still don't understand why people fall off Cokers, though. Why would you do that?
I tuck the laces down the side too. They must have come out. Yeah, I've decided that falling off the coker isn't something I plan on doing very often.
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Old 2007-03-08, 11:58 PM   #19
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I tuck the laces down the side too. They must have come out. Yeah, I've decided that falling off the coker isn't something I plan on doing very often.
This very thing happened to me on the SINZ tour. I make sure my laces are tucked in before every ride, but they came untucked and I took a nice highspeed tumble while going downhill. Little did I know that my shoes have a self tucking system in the top...that ken showed me, but they still seem to sneak their way out every now and then. I actually own shoes without laces, but they just dont cut it in the rain or in the cold, so for now I am just tucking and then using some tape over the self tucking system in the tongue.
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Old 2007-03-09, 12:03 AM   #20
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Someone at the sporting store near my house showed me these shoes today:

http://www.thenorthface.com/na/techn...gies-FO31.html

You wind the laces tight on the back of your shoe.
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Old 2007-03-09, 01:11 AM   #21
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ouch..
i did that the other day but i didnt fall cause i felt the pull on my laces..i did that about 3 times in 5 minutes one day when i was about 10 though...i was on my bike and fell in gravel and got scrapped up and cried...some guy helped me up though..it was funny..i did the other day and had to stop in the middle of the street and undo my laces and tie them back up...as for now i get my pants caught all the time and have ripped one pair at the legs..they dont get caught anymore because of that..
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Old 2007-03-09, 01:44 AM   #22
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PS I'm bruised and battered but the uni's OK.
Wow. I got a unicycle only 2 weeks ago and was really shocked that I could still ride (It's been 25 years since I've ridden.)

I've read a lot on in these forums about shoelaces so I've made it a point to double and triple and quadruple knot my laces. Funny thing is as a kid this info never ever entered the picture. I was probably riding all along with dangling laces totally oblivious (as kids are) about the danger.

Yesterday I was out riding about and suddenly realized that I hadn't checked my laces before starting out. I couldn't ride another yard without stopping to check and tuck them in.

I think now when I put on my sneakers I'll quadruple knot them.. even if I am not planning to ride. Better safe than landing on your face.

Glad to hear your accident wasn't more serious. (and that the uni is ok too )
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Old 2007-03-09, 02:04 AM   #23
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I do this to my laces and it keeps them comfortably out of the way while looking awesome.
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Old 2007-03-09, 05:30 AM   #24
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You only make the "laces" mistake once... it's all too painful and embarrasing to do again
Unless you make it twice... #1 was going down a hill on a 24" and #2 was on a 6ft girafe (my worst fall ever, ouch)
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Old 2007-03-09, 09:47 AM   #25
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I do this to my laces and it keeps them comfortably out of the way while looking awesome.
wow a whole website dedicated to tying shoelaces. I've bookmarked it for loads of hours of fun.
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Old 2007-03-09, 10:05 AM   #26
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wow a whole website dedicated to tying shoelaces. I've bookmarked it for loads of hours of fun.
When I wake up, I'm lacing my shoes Bushwalk/Cycle lacing.
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When I wake up, I'm lacing my shoes Bushwalk/Cycle lacing.
You post in RSU in your sleep?!? woooah!
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Old 2007-03-09, 05:32 PM   #28
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wow a whole website dedicated to tying shoelaces. I've bookmarked it for loads of hours of fun.
God bless the internet.
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Old 2007-03-09, 05:52 PM   #29
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D'oh, Cathy. Glad you're not hurt.

My worst shoelaces incident was at the head of a procession of about 200 Morris dancers in front of a crowd of about 4,000 at Thaxted Ring Meeting a few years ago.

Take care.
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Old 2007-03-09, 06:18 PM   #30
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You post in RSU in your sleep?!? woooah!
Yep. I have a special nano-pc inserted into my brain.

Also, when I went to sleep, I remembered I don't tie my shoe laces. I just tighten them, and tuck them in beside my ankles.
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