Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-16-14, 10:51 AM   #1
Gary3
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Commuting or all around shoes? On board tools?

I'm looking around for an all around pair of shoes, that can be used on the platform pedals on the mountain bike, and my vintage road bike with toe clips, most of the mountain bike shoes are bulky enough not to be ideal for the road bike. I don't want two pair. They need to be comfortable to walk in. Any suggestions? I'm also thinking about a stiff soled trail shoe as a compromise.

Also any recommendations on a compact tool kit or multi tool for on the bike?

Regards
Gary

Any
Gary3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-14, 11:41 AM   #2
arex
Abuse Magnet
 
arex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado
Bikes: '91 Mtn Tek Vertical, '74 Raleigh Sports, '72 Raleigh Twenty, '09 Surly Karate Monkey
Posts: 1,524
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
I usually wear an old pair of Vans to commute with, and change into hiking boots when I get to work. That's just me, though, and I don't know that it's the best way to go. "Stiff-soled trail shoes" sound reasonable.
arex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-14, 12:27 PM   #3
crank_addict
Senior Member
 
crank_addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 3,527
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
I'm on my second pair of vintage 1990's Vittoria shoes. Not sure of the model but found my current pair on fleabay. A long hunt! I guess they were designed as a road / ATB shoe? Anyhow, they serve my purpose very well and sound like what you're after.

Carbon composite sole with lugs. Stiff sole but easy to walk in.

SPD compatible.

Leather with partial nylon mesh for breathing.

Here's why I really like them for toe clips. They have a conventional shoe string tie BUT also a leather flap goes over the ties and fastened with Velcro + tension strap.

BTW: They are super quality and according to dogs, taste great. (Blaming the pooch for chewing one of the first pair.)
crank_addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-14, 01:36 PM   #4
dweenk 
Senior Member
 
dweenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland
Bikes: 1971 Fuji Finest, Royale, S-10-S, 1976 Motobecane Mirage, 1989 Trek 330, 1100, 1970 Raleigh Sport, and more
Posts: 1,527
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
I just wear shoes that have stiff soles, and fit inside the toe clips on my bikes. But I have a couple of bikes with platform pedals that would work with flip-flops.
dweenk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-14, 01:52 PM   #5
Velognome 
Get off my lawn!
 
Velognome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Garden State
Bikes: 1917 Loomis, 1923 Rudge, 1930 Hercules Renown, 1947 Mclean, 1948 JA Holland, 1955 Hetchins, 1957 Carlton Flyer, 1962 Raleigh Sport, 1978&81 Raleigh Gomp GS', 2010 Raliegh Clubman
Posts: 6,115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
anything with flat bottom and a stiff sole. As for tools, I just cobble together what is needed for the particular bike to do basic roadside repairs.
Velognome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-14, 06:44 PM   #6
kroozer
vintage motor
 
kroozer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 1,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Some dress shoes with hard leather soles and thin leather uppers make great cycling shoes.
kroozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-14, 07:23 PM   #7
seedsbelize 
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Bikes: '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, '87 Schw'inn Prelude, 91 Giant Yukon, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5 '73 World Voyageur
Posts: 2,969
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
I use an old pair of road shoes, with the cleats removed and a rubber sole glued on. Don't know that I'd want to walk miles in them, but they walk easily for short distances.
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
Flubber.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Oh.

Last edited by seedsbelize; 03-16-14 at 07:26 PM.
seedsbelize is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.