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Old 08-10-14, 07:10 PM   #1
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Clipless Pedal Users

I am interested in hearing from clipless pedal users who don't have a dedicated bike for grocery getting or bar duty since I have developed a unique pedal adapter. 1 question with a follow up. less than 2 minutes.

Question 1: How do you deal with the problem of having clipless pedals and needing to go somewhere by bike that when you get there, your clipless shoes would be a problem.
A. Carry extra shoes that I swap out
B. Swap out the pedals before the trip
C. Deal with walking funny
D. Have Casual clipless shoes that work pretty well
E. Use an adapter to transform my pedals into platforms
F: NONE of the Above

Question 2: How Satisfied are you with your solution 1(unsatisfied) - 5(totally satisfied)? If you Answered F, please tell me what you do instead.


Thanks so much!

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Old 08-10-14, 07:45 PM   #2
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I guess D comes closest since I see no difference in walking comfort of my SPD shoes and sandals in comparison to my other shoes - I've even gone hiking in them (but protected the cleat surface).
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I have Shimano A530 pedals. Jack of all trades, but expert at none. They do not require an adaptor, which I like.
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Old 08-12-14, 10:20 AM   #4
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I guess D comes closest since I see no difference in walking comfort of my SPD shoes and sandals in comparison to my other shoes - I've even gone hiking in them (but protected the cleat surface).
Thank you very much!
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Thank you, that seems to be the consensus with those pedals that I have seen in other threads about them.
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I am interested in hearing from clipless pedal users who don't have a dedicated bike for grocery getting or bar duty since I have developed a unique pedal adapter. 1 question with a follow up. less than 2 minutes.

Question 1: How do you deal with the problem of having clipless pedals and needing to go somewhere by bike that when you get there, your clipless shoes would be a problem.
A. Carry extra shoes that I swap out
B. Swap out the pedals before the trip
C. Deal with walking funny
D. Have Casual clipless shoes that work pretty well
E. Use an adapter to transform my pedals into platforms
F: NONE of the Above

Question 2: How Satisfied are you with your solution 1(unsatisfied) - 5(totally satisfied)? If you Answered F, please tell me what you do instead.


Thanks so much!

Paul Motschall
D. Have Casual clipless shoes that work pretty well - I have used Chrome Kursk Pro and old Shimano MTB shoes with laces, both are perfect for walking around and biking. I use them for running to the store, dinners out, commuting. I used the Chrome shoes for a 10 day trip in France that included a 5-day bike-tour of wineries and chateaus (lots of time on bikes and walking stops). I would buy another pair of Chrome Pro shoes in a flash.

5(totally satisfied)

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Old 08-15-14, 05:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for the response.
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1. (percentages have been roughly estimated)

D: I have MTB shoes and can walk fine in them, so that is my most frequent solution. (95%)

F: Occasionally just ride short distance (1 km) to get lunch in my dress shoes on the pedal with no modifications. (<1%)

B: Date night tomorrow will probably entail a pedal swap. (3%)

A: If is a longer ride I will throw sandals in the pannier and swap out later. (2%)


2. I am satisfied. I tried the clip on platforms, hated them (broke off on corners with long cranks). I have been considering A530, but I have no problem and prefer clipless riding.
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Old 08-15-14, 05:45 PM   #9
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C. and it feels ridiculous walking, but I look ridiculous in my kit anyway. No one every ever known has looked particularly graceful in cycling outfits and clipless, and such is the sport.
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1. Roadbike with Speeplay X2:
F, cleat covers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-rQ...6zPoymgKaIoDLA

2. Folding bike with Xpedo R-Force:
D, totally satisfied.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5V...6zPoymgKaIoDLA
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Old 08-15-14, 06:16 PM   #11
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SPD's and MTB shoes. None of the low flying bike pilots will take you seriously, but who cares! You can unclip and walk into Starbucks normally.
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Old 08-15-14, 06:28 PM   #12
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D for me as well. I use a pair of MTB shoes with recessed cleats. Only problem I see is that the cleats do wear faster, as the leading edge gets ground down after a while.
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D. (if by "casual clipless shoes" you means normal shoes without cleats): boat shoes or sneakers. Clipless pedals don't present the most ideal platform, but they still work without cleats. I'm not so sure I'd wear leather soled shoes on speedplay pedals, though.
Satisfaction level 4. Since I would never think of locking up my bike, the only time I use it to run errands is when the errand is to the bike shop, which is about four miles away. Also did training rides in sneakers on clipless pedals when recovering from a broken shoulder - didn't want to run the risk of falling over if I got tired and failed to unclip at a stop.

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Old 08-18-14, 12:32 AM   #14
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F and 5.

I'm a bike commuter / utility cyclist and have used Wellgo and Shimano combo SPD pedals: one side clipless, the other platform. SPD shoes are walkable, but barely IMO. More importantly, I'd need at least 3 pairs of SPD shoes to cover all the seasons here. Instead I have one pair that I can use for most of the rides, and non-cycling specific shoes for extreme cold / wet conditions. Works well for me.
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I use SPD pedals and have a pair of Mavic shoes that have recessed cleats. They are perfect. I think Shimano makes similar shoes. I do have a pair of Mounatin bike shoes but haven't used them yet. I don't have a mountain bike!
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