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I want to skate part of my daily commute, but I don't want to carry the huge boots. Wouldn't it be great if I could clip some wheels to my shoes?
My proposed solution is a bar, with a rollerblade wheel at each end, and a binding in the middle which fastens to the cleat in the sole of a cycle shoe.
a pair of these babies on my feet, I'll save two, maybe even three minutes every day!
Not cycling shoes though. [sild, Oct 04 2004]
Snap op inline skates
Close. These don't use the standard bike cleat, but it seems like it wouldn't be too hard to put a bike cleat on one of these. [scad mientist, Oct 04 2004]
No snap needed at all [pashute, Jul 13 2006]
||The cycle shoes would have to come higher up the ankle or you'd risk snapping them the first time you went over on the side of the skate.
||Sorry - I meant to put it here (Product:skates).
||oneoffdave: I assume you mean I'd snap my ankle, not the shoes? That could happen... I thought of mounting the wheels in front & behind, to allow the foot to ride lower, and reduce the anke-snapping leverage. Also, strap-on roller skates presumably carry the same risk, but that hasn't stopped generations of children using them.
||[sandfly] Yes, assuming that your shoes aren't especially brittle. The increased risk is more to do with the hight of the foot above the wheels and the fact they are all in line, rather than the slightly more stable 2x2 configuration of a strap-on skate.
||Hmmmm... a modern version of those old fasioned skates that clamped to you shoes with a "skate key"?
Not a bad idea.