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    my camera is from my outdated cellphone, I do not do the latest cellphone stuff. The PICs will display all the information provided and the only name I can find for the shoes are 'Windsource', printed on the back of the manual.140108_0000.jpg140108_0004.jpg140108_0002.jpg140108_0001.jpg140108_0003.jpg

    Thank you, for those seriously replying help to my questions.

    I have one last question, as I have never had, let alone used, such equipment. I am not completely sure whether to keep (for when I eventually move to a place that is not flat) or just return them, but leaning to keeping them. Right now, I do not think I will use them, I do not like the idea of having my feet attached to the petals, in case of emergencies; really saw no need for such shoes.

    Does using these shoes (and buying the petals and shoe attachment) really make a difference for when riding in mountains and large hills?
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    It even makes a difference when you petal on flat ground.

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    The product name is 'Select' road shoe:
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_504677_-1___

    ...which you'd want to match with something like this (cleats would be included):
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...83_-1___202461
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    dtrain,

    Thanks, if I decide to use such shoes.

    You know on http://www.cyclingforums.com a member named danfoz brought some great concerns about using them to me, including the biggest I have surgery repaired feet.

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    Rebel1916,

    The only advantage I know of is that it forces the rider to use better bicycling mechanics. So, I do realize in that way it would be good on any surface; just for me it would not be worth it.

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    The benefits of clipless has been discussed ad nauseum.

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    As a serious response, I would advise you to not use those shoes with your existing pedals. Note the smooth sole on the shoe. It will slip off of the pedals like you were on ice. Also, those shoes are intended for road use. If you plan to go off-road, they would not be very good for walking in the dirt/gravel/mud. Note the lack of any tread.

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    Honestly, I'd advise returning them if you still can. Or just sticking them on a shelf for now if you can't.
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    GWS, here is a serious response for you:

    First: you cannot (or really should not) use those shoes with those pedals. They will slip off of the pedals and you will find it very difficult to create forward motion.

    Second: having clipless pedals and proper cycling shoes does in fact make it easier in the hills and mountains, but also in the flats, as your feet have a solid connection to the pedals.

    Lastly: please, PLEASE stop using the red font. It is very difficult to read and it takes you longer to format your posts in that manner than it would to just use the standard formatting.
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    The shoes you have are also compatible with a 3-bolt OR 2-bolt cleat,
    the pedals that dtrain recommended would work well with them but since you are
    new to the "clipless" pedal system you could also use the 2-bolt spd pedals with platforms on the
    flipside:

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1104537_-1___

    this way you can always unclip when you like and ride them on the platform side like regular pedals.
    Also this is good when you are in an area with a lot of pedestrians and do not want to be clipped in.

    Or you can wear regular shoes when you just want to pedal around the corner to the store etc.

    If you decide to use either clipless system just remember to practice at first on a grassy area like a park because YOU WILL FALL OVER AT LEAST ONCE.

    Also watch this (either pedal system will clip in and out using the same method.)
    http://learn.performancebike.com/bik...to-road-pedals

    and MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE CLIPPED OUT WHEN YOU COME TO A STOP.
    ALWAYS CLIP OUT EARLY UNTIL YOU GET COMFORTABLE USING CLIPLESS.

    Hope this helps

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteShark View Post
    dtrain,

    Thanks, if I decide to use such shoes.

    You know on http://www.cyclingforums.com a member named danfoz brought some great concerns about using them to me, including the biggest I have surgery repaired feet.
    Just because you had foot surgery does not mean you cannot use clipless pedals and shoes. However cycling shoes do limit your foot position so there is not much range forward/backward and side to side. That is ok for 99 % of cyclists, but if you have a condition that requires your foot to be at an odd angle or placement, a clipless system might not work for you. You might be best served by getting advice from a local expert at a shop who can look at your setup and feet.
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    You could give the city, or closeby city as your location, without giving away your identity. Then you might get better advice about specific. bike shops to help you or suggested riding locations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    You could give the city, or closeby city as your location, without giving away your identity. Then you might get better advice about specific. bike shops to help you or suggested riding locations.
    You are going to have to PM him for that classified info.

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    I propose we all respond to the OP with nothing but yellow font until he learns to type in standard black.

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    I guess I should just gone into more about my concern with being in a feet position and the surgeries I have had on my feet.

    After surgeries, I used to run (months of practice no problem) during the 3.5K tendons in my balls of my feet blew up, shoes were barely holding the swelling in, finished, because knew when I would stop I was done. Later for fun running 2-miles, (making real good times) partly tore my Achilles tendon from where it attaches to back of the foot. That is just the worse damages, after the surgeries, what I am really worried about is that when I use the feet's different muscles too much they quickly start to ache and then quickly get to knife like sharp pains, especially in my heels and balls of my feet. That is why I am also worried about having my feet in the balls of my feet position and not adjustable.
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    TMI - just return or sell 'em.
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    dtrain,

    Yeah, after getting more educated on this, I do not think there is any way I could use them.

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    /thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteShark View Post
    dtrain,

    Yeah, after getting more educated on this, I do not think there is any way I could use them.
    They are not gonna hurt your feet when you petal.

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    greatwhite,

    There's nothing wrong w/ the shoes. But, you need to get cleats and pedals for them if you want to use them.

    All the answers you need should be in the 2 page owner's manual -- that it seems like you didn't even read. Or, just take the shoes to a bike shop have them help you understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    greatwhite,

    There's nothing wrong w/ the shoes. But, you need to get cleats and pedals for them if you want to use them.

    All the answers you need should be in the 2 page owner's manual -- that it seems like you didn't even read. Or, just take the shoes to a bike shop have them help you understand.
    I read every bit of the manual, it is not such a standard case that is covered under standard manual writtings and warrantee stuff; if read my posts. I never said anything wrong with the shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    They are not gonna hurt your feet when you petal.
    I been exchanging with users, from two-bicycling forums, of such shoes and they have been telling me that it puts your feet in a balls of your feet position, moving the petal through force through ball of the feet. I do not cycle in that position, the whole time I am on my bicycle, thus my concern. Since what I understand is there is no way around that, I should return them. I trust a lot more what people on these two-forums tell me, than my local bicycle shop.

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    Here's the thing lil buddy. Clipless pedals are vehemently rejected by about 2% of the recreational cycling public. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of this small group are extremely active on cycling forums, spreading their BS gospel at every opportunity. Clipless is not some new, cutting edge innovation. It is a 30 year old standard. It is used successfuly by people with bad feet, ankles, knees, and hips. And even by people with mental illness. You may or may not end up liking them if you choose to try them (and given your obvious stubborn nature, and the fact that you appear to have your mind made up already, that would not surprise me) but they are common, ordinary and useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Here's the thing lil buddy.
    What is with the lil buddy?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Clipless pedals are vehemently rejected by about 2% of the recreational cycling public. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of this small group are extremely active on cycling forums, spreading their BS gospel at every opportunity. Clipless is not some new, cutting edge innovation. It is a 30 year old standard. It is used successfuly by people with bad feet, ankles, knees, and hips. And even by people with mental illness. You may or may not end up liking them if you choose to try them (and given your obvious stubborn nature, and the fact that you appear to have your mind made up already, that would not surprise me) but they are common, ordinary and useful.
    Wow, okay I wasted my time even entertaining your comments.

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