Peddlin' Around Detroit
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Livonia, MI
Bikes: Legend, Saluki, Trek 730
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Road Bike: What Pedals For Use with Power Grips?
< Got Rid of the !*#@%^ Clipless Pedals >
As jp173 put it in his earlier thread about clipless ... I'm aggressively indifferent on the subject.
Originally Posted by jp173
What a relief. After 1200 miles of unhappy riding, I got rid of the !*#@%^ things and put plain old flat pedals back on my Trek Pilot 1.2.
In order of events: Ordered a new road bike ... Ordered and received new clipless shoes with clipless pedals (Look design) ... Right ankle got deflated ... Road Bike came in ... Right ankle is partially inflated ... Riding my metropark park bike until credit card has received a cash-transfusion from the bank hospital ... Riding my metropark bike until right ankle is fully inflated.
I've committed to having the road bike mounted with some type of plain old pedal (POP) & Power Grips when the road bike gets put together ... until right ankle is good to go ... and until I am dialed in with the road bike. Having said that, and having never used clipless pedals, I must admit I really like my metropark bike with its:
MKS touring pedals: < http://www.rivbike.com/images/catpics/14-020.jpg
Power Grips: < http://www.rivbike.com/images/catpics/14-046.jpg
The biggest drawback with this pedal setup on 650B wheels ... and a size 50 Saluki frame ... is that I can not pedal, while leaning considerably into a turn, or the pedals will scrape the ground. The MKS touring pedals are great when riding on rough terrain, with the ample pedal surface space and all. But I should consider smaller & lighter POPs in conjunction with Power Grips for the road bike. The more lightweighted pedals will give a smidgen of increased efficiency ... and the smaller POPs should enable more pedaling in a turn ... for my small road bike (I'm 5'3" tall with 76 cm PBH) (the Serotta Legend is a size 48).
Almost forgot my question: What are recommended POPs to use with Power Grips on my road bike?