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Old 05-01-09, 03:55 PM   #1
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clipless road pedals

Does anyone use standard clipless road pedals on their folder? I have an extra set of Look KEO pedals at home and am thinking about giving it a shot.
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Old 05-01-09, 07:13 PM   #2
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I'm using eggbeaters & lov'n them.
Not using road-shoes, but adidas El Moro Mtb shoe, which are walkable & work perfect for me.
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+1 for the egg beaters. Love mine!
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I've gone for Power Grips on my Xootr Swift so that I can use any shoes to ride in and don't need to take a change of footwear with me if I transport the bike in the car. They work very well and have solved all my painful feet problems that SPD pedals have given me over the years.

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I had a set of Keos on my Brompton for a little while, but then I realised that there wasn't much point having a folding bike if I needed to carry a change of shoes. I use SPDs now.
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SPDs work fine, although I could always switch them out if space is so much at premium that I've got no room for shoes.
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I've spent more than I care for while settling down on clipless pedals:

I now favor speedplay frogs: http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.frog
The cleat has a low profile making it easy to wear as only shoes ( i.e. walking around while touring ) and I don't get sore knees any more as there is lots of sideways float - unlike SPDs.
The click-in engagement is better as it just slides in effortlessly compared to a positive stamp down required with eggbeaters and ATACS.
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Depends if you want a removable or folding pedal, such as for a Brompton. If so, then your choices are MKS or Powergrip. I ride MKS Ezy MM Cube on one of my Bromptons. The cleat does protrude unfortunately, but I usually combine with Shimano MT90 which has a deep tread so almost no protrusion.
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Carrying an extra pair of shoes in no prob. for me as I'll just store them in my desk. I was more wondering how the geometry/fit would be affected by using clipless road pedals.

Thanks for all the responses, the info has been helpful!
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Carrying an extra pair of shoes in no prob. for me as I'll just store them in my desk. I was more wondering how the geometry/fit would be affected by using clipless road pedals.

Thanks for all the responses, the info has been helpful!

They will work fine, I've done it before several times.
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The only adjustment that might be needed is to raise the seat a few mm to compensate for the "taller" pedals.
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