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Old 10-31-04, 02:50 PM   #1
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Clipless Pedals

I am mid 50's an ride a stock EZ Sport Ltd, I am thinking of swapping the pedals for a Clipless set, but do not know which. I ride about 50 to 75 miles per week and wear Shimano's M120 shoes. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-31-04, 03:55 PM   #2
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I am mid 50's an ride a stock EZ Sport Ltd, I am thinking of swapping the pedals for a Clipless set, but do not know which. I ride about 50 to 75 miles per week and wear Shimano's M120 shoes. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have used three types of pedals: SPDs, Speedplay Frogs and now Bebops. The SPDs were cheap but they did not provide my knees with enough rotational float. The Frogs have ample rotational float but an error in manufacturing and a lenghty ordeal with the company led me to seek other pedals. The Bebops are the best. They have rotational float and a great ease of clip in. I have used these longer than any and they seem to be the most durable.

Check them out: http://www.bebop.com
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I haven't used a lot of other pedals, but I like my Time ATACs. I think there are some rabid fans of them lurking around here. They have a reputation for being indestructable (not exactly my experience though) and for never clogging up with mud/snow/ice (which is my experience). I would say they have sufficient float.
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I have used three types of pedals: SPDs, Speedplay Frogs and now Bebops. The SPDs were cheap but they did not provide my knees with enough rotational float. The Frogs have ample rotational float but an error in manufacturing and a lenghty ordeal with the company led me to seek other pedals. The Bebops are the best. They have rotational float and a great ease of clip in. I have used these longer than any and they seem to be the most durable.

Check them out: http://www.bebop.com
I agree the bebops work well. I seems to be pretty hard on cleats and my frogs lost two of the rubber peices on my left cleat so I had to replace them twice in maybe 1000 miles. and regrease them in that time. I took them apart to clean them and that was the mistake. the screws are so cheap they stripped and I never got them tight enough. they started getting pretty sloppy.
so I got the bebops and after some getting used to I liked them better. you can get in them really easily just by stepping down. even pedal when your not locked in. though I seemed to have messed up the cleats and they don't hold well. but on the bent my feet don't come out so it is no big deal. Plus you can get shoes you can walk in.
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I am mid 50's an ride a stock EZ Sport Ltd, I am thinking of swapping the pedals for a Clipless set, but do not know which. I ride about 50 to 75 miles per week and wear Shimano's M120 shoes. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
swore I would never go to clippless, but new to the bent, can see a they might be nice. have a swb bike,the bee bops look interesting. anyone try clipless and then go back? thanks,
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guess I'll reply to myself! as I learn my way around here.... search the forums is way interesting, with lots of stuff about pedals!
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Powergrips, with "kneesavers".

Better than nothing, but you're not clicked in.

.....and now I wait to be pelted by the masses.
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I have Ti frogs on my Bacchetta Corsa and trike. Have major knee isssues and need the float. They are expensive, but they've kept me pain-free and on the road. Priceless!

Some folks have used Be-Bops and eggbeaters with success. Ask yourself the important questions such as:
How much float do I need or am I ok with a fairly locked in pedal?
Do I need a wide platform? (to avoid hotfoot issues)
How far will I be riding on average? (already answered)
Is the pedal compatible with a variety of shoes?

Now go to your LBS and test ride some of those pedal systems!

Good luck!

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I have Ti Speed Plays on my Speed. They came off my road bike.
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Thank you one and all. You have given me alot of info to check into and that I was not aware of.

Thank you again,
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I just switched from SPDs to Speedplay frogs. I was considering the Bebops, although they are not as easy to find.
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My riding partner and friend brought me a pair of Shimano SPD M534's for Christmas. We put them on about a month ago, they are great.
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