I am trying to get back into cycling after a 40+ year layoff...
I bought a Specialized Sequoia Comp at the beginning of the
I have had several misadventures trying to free/enter my rockport
brogans into the toe-clips.
I read (mostly here ) that Adidias indoor soccer shoes make a
fairly nice shoe for use with toe-clips.
I went out an bought a pair (Adidias Sambas)and indeed they escape the toe-clips
fairly easily ( I keep the straps very loose) because the shoes have
a fairly flat bottom.
I am having a ridiculous problem trying to flip the pedal ( the left one)
so I can enter the toe-clip.
I don't seem to be able to use the small tooth to flip the pedal !
If I am going uphill from a dead stop I have to wait till the top of
the hill before I can even attempt to enter the left hand pedal toe-clip.
I suppose that, given enough time, flipping the pedal will become
I think that part of the problem is the low quality of the supplied pedals.
Any suggestions as to flipping the pedal and or suggestions of a more
user friendly pedal to use would be appreciated.
I don't think that I am psychologically ready for clipless pedals.
Bouncing on the pavement cuz of toe-clip exit problems has
made me a bit gunshy of being tightly locked to the pedals.