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


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-12, 10:27 PM   #26
metalheart44
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
metalheart44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sierra Foothills, NorCal
Bikes: Holland Exogrid
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for all of the comments, advice, and product suggestions. Talked with the spouse and so far she has ruled out pedals such as the Drilliums that have the projecting pins ... she seems to prefer a more flat platform pedal, but the Ergon Pc2 also has her interested. She has some basic pedals that came with her bike and we are riding in the morning to just get her used to the new bike and then we will start to narrow the pedal choices based on her preferences and needs .... THANKS for all of the comments
metalheart44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 08:53 AM   #27
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.
Posts: 16,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My favorites for riding in street shoes with toe clips are the Lyotard mod. 23 "Berthet:"



And the Campagnolo "Triomphe:"



Unfortunately, both have been out of production for some time now.
JohnDThompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 09:12 AM   #28
dbg 
Si Senior
 
dbg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Bikes: Too Numerous (not)
Posts: 2,595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Toe cages on my commuter (because of different shoes) and multi-function (platform on one side and SPD on other) on everything else. I think you ultimately become less concerned about getting out of the pedals than you do about accidentally slipping off them at a bad time. I feel the absolute safest when clipped into my SPDs. I ride SPD sandals almost all the time.
__________________
David Green, Naperville, IL USA "The older I get, the better I used to be" --Lee Trevino
dbg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 11:04 AM   #29
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
That's the way I roll.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 11:14 AM   #30
wphamilton
rugged individualist
 
wphamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Bikes: Nashbar Road
Posts: 9,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just use bmx style pedals from walmart. I ride about 150-180 miles per week, nothing longer than 65 mile outings. I don't feel deprived by the pedals.
wphamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 12:43 PM   #31
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
Those bmx pedals with pins will tear up the soles of your shoes.
No, they will not damage your shoes.

All that is required is set your foot when you first touch the pedal then don't move your feet.

Easy to do and very comfortable if done right
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 12:48 PM   #32
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalheart44 View Post
Thanks for all of the comments, advice, and product suggestions. Talked with the spouse and so far she has ruled out pedals such as the Drilliums that have the projecting pins ... she seems to prefer a more flat platform pedal, but the Ergon Pc2 also has her interested. She has some basic pedals that came with her bike and we are riding in the morning to just get her used to the new bike and then we will start to narrow the pedal choices based on her preferences and needs .... THANKS for all of the comments
These old school platforms are as rider friendly as they come. Here is an example of that type pedal. (I use pedals just like these)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BICYCLE-ROAD...#ht_911wt_1165
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 01:38 PM   #33
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post

Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade -

You go 30 mph on your Worksman? WOW!!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 01:55 PM   #34
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
Posts: 26,367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
No, they will not damage your shoes.

All that is required is set your foot when you first touch the pedal then don't move your feet.

Easy to do and very comfortable if done right
Yep, with a pair of Vans or heavily lugged soles like work boots, yer feet stay put. I can even do one leg drills in Vans. It's easier to wreck shoes with clips n straps than by running BMX platforms.
LesterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 04:32 PM   #35
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodway View Post
My wife rides flats. She refuses to try clipless. I set her up with these and she's ridden thousands of miles on them very happily:

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/pe3.htm
I tried these and had to return them, because I felt hot spots along the two ridges. I found that I had to use very stiff soles to use them.
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 04:40 PM   #36
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
No, they will not damage your shoes.

All that is required is set your foot when you first touch the pedal then don't move your feet.

Easy to do and very comfortable if done right
I have pedals with pins on two of my bikes and have never noticed any damage to my shoes. As to not moving your feet, I've found that is almost impossible unless you pick your feet up off of the pedal to move them. I suppose one could be injured by the pins, but in 4 years of using them, that has never happened to me.

I had a much more difficult time of keeping my feet in the optimal position on the platforms without pins, particularly on the ones with just two smooth rails. My feet kept sliding on those. They never budge on the ones with pins. They feel stuck to the pedal until I lift them off.

I wouldn't mind trying those Ergon PC2s.
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 05:08 PM   #37
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
Posts: 26,367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't like those MKS Touring pedals either. Way too much PSI on those two rails. I got some of these since they kinda reminded me of some old Sakae pedals I had. The body design provides a lot more support for the bits of your foot that aren't on the rails. And they're only $18. Wellgo 908

Fairly narrow so may not work well for D-width and up shoes. I actually found them a tad narrow for my foot, so bent the outer tab with the strap slot outwards to make the rear cages wider.

Reckon I should mention I'd never ride these without clips n straps.


Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 07-03-12 at 05:15 PM.
LesterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 05:12 PM   #38
oldster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Denver, Co.
Bikes:
Posts: 699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
I use platforms and toe clips.
The only way to go!!!!!!!
Bud
oldster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 05:55 PM   #39
HillRiderEast
Senior Member
 
HillRiderEast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Foot Hills of the Berkshires
Bikes: Giant Cypress, Trek fx 7.4
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wish list

Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I have been using the Ergon PC2 pedals all winter .
Wearing rubber boots sandals and whatever shoe I need.

the contour shape does a fine 'locating foot where it should be' job.
Just, added these to my amazon wishlist. They may help me get to the top of some of our hills, finding my foot slipping when incline steep and I just have the standard issue Giant Cypress pedals
HillRiderEast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 08:37 PM   #40
Don in Austin
Don from Austin Texas
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Bikes: Schwinn S25 "department store crap" FS MTB, home-made CF 26" hybrid, CF road bike with straight bar, various wierd frankenbikes
Posts: 1,181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
I always wanted to try these. The reviews are always positive.
http://www.amazon.com/MKS-Lambda-Ped...ef=pd_sbs_sg_6
And here is another positive review. I have these on three bikes and they are great. I have twice pedaled an "uirban century" + a 15 miles ride the same evening on platform pedals and steel toe work boots. OF course, at age 66 I am not the fastest, but I have more than once cruised past young guys in full gear, clipless, etc., walking their bikes up a steep hill. More power to my partners who ride cleated in, but I choose not to.

Don in Austin
Don in Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-12, 10:06 PM   #41
krobinson103
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Bikes: Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
Posts: 2,837
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use pinned bmx pedals on all my bikes. With a good pair of shoes they stick like glue and you get a lot of the advantages of clipless (save the very top of the cycle). Most of the 'serious' riders here use clipless and I never have any problems keeping up with or passing them. I feel no need to be attached to the bike as they do a great job of keeping my feet where they need to be and I can disengage simply by lifting my foot off. I've never had any problems with the pins either - just have to be aware of them.
krobinson103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 01:18 AM   #42
BigBlueToe
Senior Member
 
BigBlueToe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
Posts: 3,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like these on my touring bike. They're Sylvan MKS. I only take one pair of shoes on tour to save weight, and I want them to be comfortable for walking, and light, so I get lightweight running shoes and use these pedals.

On my road bike I have Shimano mountain clipless pedals. I like them a lot, but I don't like walking very far in the shoes.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20055_1_.jpg (49.3 KB, 3 views)
BigBlueToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 01:27 PM   #43
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Nightshade -

You go 30 mph on your Worksman? WOW!!
Denver, really now! What you quoted was "Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?" "

Now what does that have to do with a Worksman bike?
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 01:54 PM   #44
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
Denver, really now! What you quoted was "Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?" "

Now what does that have to do with a Worksman bike?
I just sort of assumed that you had experienced (likely on your current bike- but perhaps it was another bike from years past) what you were writing in your signature. Guess not!!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 07:26 PM   #45
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't always ride on flat pedals, but when I do, I prefer cage pedals.

BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 07:32 PM   #46
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
Posts: 26,367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a bike with quill pedals for a while, with a more pronounced "nib" on it than those Sylvans. If I woulda had to ride that bike one more day I woulda busted out the angle grinder on that thing.

I like to wear running shoes alot and they're usually too wide up front to fit between nib and crank.
LesterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 11:44 AM   #47
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
I just sort of assumed that you had experienced (likely on your current bike- but perhaps it was another bike from years past) what you were writing in your signature. Guess not!!
No worries, mate. My sig line is a quote from "Originally Posted by krazygluon".
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 08:15 PM   #48
leftthread
Senior Member
 
leftthread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Cheese
Bikes:
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GR-9s, clips, straps and mtb shoes.

One nice thing is if you end up having to walk, you can walk.
leftthread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-12, 06:09 AM   #49
qcpmsame 
Semper Fi USMC
 
qcpmsame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cantonment, FL
Bikes: 2012 CAAD 10 3 Ultegra, 1978 Medici Pro Strada
Posts: 9,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My son, as fast as he is, will not use clipless type or even quills with clips and straps. Drives me crazy, he likes the flat plastic platform BMX knock offs and refuses to change. I offered to buy him "ANY" pedal and clips or the best Quills and clips he wanted, no dice. And he still drops me like a lead balloon in a down draft.

Bill
__________________
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

I did not choose to have Parkinson's Disease, but I can choose to not allow it to control my life. Its all up to me to overcome the trials, adapt and overcome!

Last edited by qcpmsame; 07-06-12 at 07:03 PM.
qcpmsame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-12, 01:21 PM   #50
flan48
Senior Member
 
flan48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't ride a road bike anymore, but I put these "Black Ops Rip N Grip" pedals on my "hybrid." Excellent grip, I mean your foot will not come off(!), and perfect for my needs.

Best regards
flan48 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 06:33 PM.