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Old 11-14-11, 11:16 AM   #1
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Ok,I picked up a Miyata 914 and it has pedals intended for a special shoe. My question is what shoes? what cleats? are there any economical options?, I am just barely getting by ,So I can't just happily order something. what to look for on ebay etc.? Is there any way to convert normal cycling shoe?( I have a pair) the groupo is all Shimano 600 and the pedals say Shimano, they have a grey finish

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Old 11-14-11, 11:26 AM   #2
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Ok,I picked up a Miyata 914 and it has pedals intended for a special shoe. My question is what shoes? what cleats? are there any economical options?, I am just barely getting by ,So I can't just happily order something. what to look for on ebay etc.? Is there any way to convert normal cycling shoe?( I have a pair) the groupo is all Shimano 600 and the pedals say Shimano, they have a grey finish
If it is a Shimano pedal, it would usually be SPD or SPD-SL. Do a google search and you will have your answers. There are plenty of economical options regarding shoes and cleats that will fit these pedal systems. However, if you are on a reallly tight budget, you can just replace them with regular platform pedals for about $10 or less.
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Old 11-14-11, 08:15 PM   #3
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Any chance you could post a pic of the pedal in question?
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Old 11-14-11, 09:01 PM   #4
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Pictures would help. Over the years, Shimano has used at least three different, mutually incompatible clipless cleat designs.
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Old 11-14-11, 10:56 PM   #5
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Ok,I picked up a Miyata 914 and it has pedals intended for a special shoe. My question is what shoes? what cleats? are there any economical options?, I am just barely getting by ,So I can't just happily order something. what to look for on ebay etc.? Is there any way to convert normal cycling shoe?( I have a pair) the groupo is all Shimano 600 and the pedals say Shimano, they have a grey finish

They are probably the "600 Ultegra" version of Shimano "Look" style pedal:
http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponen...m=109&AbsPos=2



These use a "Look" style cleat and compatible shoe. If there were a bike co-op near you, I would be shopping for usable shoes- converting existing shoes is possible, but problematical. (What kind of "normal" cycling shoes do you have? Can you take a picture of the sole and post it?)

I agree with Taga- you may be better off removing them and installing inexpensive platform pedals.
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Get the shoes Once you clipless, you will never go back
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