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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-26-09, 10:47 AM   #1
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big boy seeks 50.5 clip-less shoe

i wear a large shoe and i just completed my windsor and i want clip-less. i am so frustrated. my lbs and i looked into lake shoes to no avail ne suggestions or if you stumble onto some pls contact me
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Old 03-26-09, 10:56 AM   #2
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Try sidi, either standard width or mega (wide) width, as they go to at least an EU52.

http://www.sidisport.com/
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Old 03-26-09, 02:11 PM   #3
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Or look at:

http://www.sidicafe.co.uk/

I also saw some Diadora's in a 50 last weekend. They seemed to run a little large.
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Old 03-26-09, 05:10 PM   #4
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I wear sidi
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Old 03-26-09, 07:38 PM   #5
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I had a hard time with shoes at my LBS; look online you will have a better chance; I wear size 51 Sidi; & size 15 on tennis shoes..
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Old 03-26-09, 10:32 PM   #6
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i ordered a pair of lake shoes in a fifty do these run big or did i just piss some dough away?
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I have some Lake MX85's in a 50 as my commuter shoes, also have some Shimano's (can't remember the model number) and I have tried Sidi in the past. I would say that the Lake model I have fits a little longer than the Shimano but is a bit narrower. When I initially got them I thought they may end up being a bit too narrow but they broke in very quickly and are now quite comfortable. There is little chance that we have the same feet though so you are going to have to wait and see.
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Old 03-27-09, 06:42 PM   #8
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Lake run small

I have to send my Lake size 50's back. I wear a 14/15 and they didn't cut it. All I hear is that Sidi's are the only ones to run true to size.
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I wear 16-17 US and wear 52 Sidis. Great shoes, but the price really bothered me at first. After a year of use, they are still going strong.
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You know what they say about guys that wear big shoes.....


















they have big feet.
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I made a complaint/request to Bike Nashbar that they put in a search for shoes by size. I'm looking for another pair of size 50 road shoes and not only did they not have any, but they make you seach each individual entry for size.

I did find these at another site
Louis Garneau Ergo Air 2 Road Shoe in a size 50 at www.bicyclebuys.com

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Old 03-30-09, 01:19 PM   #12
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I gotta say, I feel your pain. I wear a size 16 US and gave up on clipless shoes. The ones that are available (very few) unfortunately break my budget.

I use MKS Touring road pedals with clips/straps on my road bikes, paired with New Balance cross-trainers. Usually do three centuries and many miles a year, and have gotten by very nicely. No one gives me any guff about not being "clipless" (maybe being 6-9 and seated on a monster bike has something to do with it). Good luck, though, because I understand the strap thing isn't for everyone.
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Old 04-06-09, 11:39 AM   #13
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i punched in the search string "51" in to bikepedia and it gave me a list of shoes available in that size or close to it and then provided links to where i could purchase them.
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sidi and louis garneau make shoes in our sizes, I own a pair from each.
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