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View Poll Results: What kind of pedal do you most prefer?
Pedals with toe clips 21 16.41%
Clipless pedals - any style 86 67.19%
Platform pedals 24 18.75%
Other 3 2.34%
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Old 08-30-07, 11:02 PM   #1
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Preferred Pedal Type

OK folks, we have beat all around this bush. Now it is time for a poll. What kind of pedals do you prefer on your bike of choice?
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Old 08-30-07, 11:05 PM   #2
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OK folks, we have beat all around this bush. Now it is time for a poll. What kind of pedals do you prefer on your bike of choice?
Look style pedals - Looks and the cheaper copies (Performance)
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Old 08-30-07, 11:30 PM   #3
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I ride Looks on the road, clips and straps around town. I don't feel as secure on plain platforms....I like being attached in some way.
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Other, Speedplays only one for me. (I hope you find same luck with whatever you choose)
I tried look & SPD's, cages, & flat pedals. Speedplays easier on knees for me and allows more time before foot becomes numb on a really long ride (100+)
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Old 08-31-07, 05:12 AM   #5
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SPD.

Shoes you can walk in!
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Old 08-31-07, 05:28 AM   #6
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Shoes you can walk in!
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I have SPD on two bikes and the dual-sided pedals (SPD/platform) on one bike. This platform comes in handy when I'm doing lots of stop & go riding in town or events with the MetroPark. I'm doing a bike rodeo with kids tomorrow and I'll be taking the bike with the dual-sided pedals.....don't want to forget to unclip and fall in front of all those kids
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Mtn.bike platform pedals (the type with traction pins). Sorry, pic wouldn't post.
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Shoes you can walk in!
SPD, shoes you can walk in and the same shoes for MTB and Road. In fact, the same pedals for MTB and Road.
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Shimano 324 (clipless on one side, platform on the other) on my utility bike. Look Keo Classics on my road bike.
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Assorted versions of Shimano LX series SPD, on all 4 of the currently functioning bikes. Same cleats on all shoes, all shoes work on all bikes. Reasonably light, same clip-in/release function bike-to-bike.

I have a really old set of the origina; SPD's as well on my bent, as well as a Nashbar/Wellgo knock-off on a beater. One thought about the SPD knockoff, they work fine when the Shimano cleats are new, but then develop release issues when the cleats wear. Still usable, just something to know.

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Speedplays are the ticket for my comfort. I suspect this poll will reveal that the pedal issue is a lot like the bent issue. There will be many devoted folks to platform and/toe clips, but the majority will go with clipless. There is a reason they are so popular. They work for most people. Having said that, it is really a good thing that choices still exist and that folks can pick what works for them.
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These are nice

http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.asp?PART_NUM_SUB='0767-05'
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Currently, platforms since that's the only type I have. Deep down I'm hoping my next bike will have the dual-sided pedals so I can learn clipless if I want to but still have the platforms for times I prefer to use them instead.
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SPD SL with Kool Covers for walking.
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... I don't feel as secure on plain platforms....I like being attached in some way.
I concur. I use traditional road quill pedals with toeclips and straps on all four road bikes and old-school square mountain bike pedals with plastic toeclips and straps on the mountain bike.

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... Shoes you can walk in!
Absolutely.

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I ride Looks on the road, clips and straps around town.
I like the idea of using the same system on all of my bikes, so that I develop appropriate jerk up and back versus twist and lift reflexes in an emergency.
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MKS Touring Pedals....no straps or toe clips.....on all (8) road, mountain, and comfort bikes. NO problems/issues under any circumstances/durations.
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speedplay frogs for me. no brainer in and out. no accidental releases. lots of float. small cleats allow walking.

rode a bike that just had platforms the other day.... it felt soooooooooo-o-o-o-o weird.

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moved to clipless in 91 (Look) and changed to Speedplays about 10 years ago. Love em.
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SPD for me. Just like the feeling of being securely attached to the bike. And I've only forgotten to unclip twice!
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Along with high technology and advantages comes maintenance. What does it take to maintain the various types of clipless pedals or caged pedals?
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My "go fast" bikes all have clipless now. However, I'll go on record as saying I was perfectly happy with clips and straps and slotted cleats, in days of yore.
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Look pedals and Sidi shoes. Gear you can ride in. Who needs to walk?
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Speedplay Drillium Platforms. Pricey ($110.00) but worth it. bk
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Looks, both bikes.
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Platform pedals with clips and straps on fixed gear bikes, clipless on others.



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