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Old 11-20-05, 03:15 PM   #1
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Going clipless would be quite nice, and xmas is coming up....

Anybody want to recommend to me a good pedal with durable cleats, and also recommend to me a good bike shoe that is warm, doesn't 'click' (when I'm walking around) or feel weird, and looks like a regular sneaker? Include estimated price and a good OBS or NYC or Philly bike shop.

Thanks!

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Old 11-20-05, 03:27 PM   #2
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they all "click" .. but they feel nice
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Old 11-20-05, 04:04 PM   #3
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they feel tolerable when you get used to them...i dunno about "nice"...

i have shimano pedals and cleats, the cheap ones...and six six one shoes...also budget shoes. but i've never found anything to complain about there.
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Old 11-20-05, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have these
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=20253



and shim. mtb shoes for city riding.
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Old 11-20-05, 04:44 PM   #5
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I have Shimano 520 pedals. I like them cause they are double sided, havent had any problems yet, use them MTB and road biking. Ant they were only $40 off ebay.


As for shoes I use Shimano MO-021 from Performance for $45. They're comfy, and they are mtn shoes so i can walk all over in them. And my friend who has road shoes has to carry sandals with him
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Old 11-20-05, 04:47 PM   #6
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wow, blue. snazzy!
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I have Shimano 520 pedals. I like them cause they are double sided, havent had any problems yet, use them MTB and road biking. Ant they were only $40 off ebay.


As for shoes I use Shimano MO-021 from Performance for $45. They're comfy, and they are mtn shoes so i can walk all over in them. And my friend who has road shoes has to carry sandals with him
yeah, those are my pedals. i paid 50 bucks for 'em. damn.

i wear my road shoes pretty much everywhere, but you're probably right about mtb shoes being a better option.
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Old 11-20-05, 07:05 PM   #9
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Does anyone sport the addidas gran corsica touring shoes? Can you wear them out of the saddle and not click around on the floor?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?s...1&srccode=1067
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Old 11-20-05, 07:18 PM   #10
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eggbeaters!
and some blue MTB shoes. not too much clicking...
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I'm thinking about doing this: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...OKEN=78469999#

Anyone have Answer shoes? How do they run (wide, narrow, small, large, etc.)? Would I be an idiot to buy shoes of the internet?
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i'd go to the local performance and check the size first, think about it then order online. i've noticed the local stores dont have the same prices.
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I just picked up a set of the 19 dollar nashbar clipless pedals. My dad was looking at them and said they looked really similar to his pricier shimano SPD units. They seem to work pretty well right now, i'm sure that in time they will show their cheapness, but since i just wanted to try out clipless and see if I liked it, I went with them. Pretty happy so far.
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Good point.
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yeah abuse em and replace, 9.50each not bad at all
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Old 11-20-05, 08:23 PM   #16
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hrm, i am curious about clipless pedals as well. the thing is that I'm almost guaranteed to have to unclip several times during my commute. how easy is it to get out of these things?
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Old 11-20-05, 09:06 PM   #17
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I just picked up a set of the 19 dollar nashbar clipless pedals. My dad was looking at them and said they looked really similar to his pricier shimano SPD units. They seem to work pretty well right now, i'm sure that in time they will show their cheapness, but since i just wanted to try out clipless and see if I liked it, I went with them. Pretty happy so far.

my friend got a pair of them. He said they were 10bucks when he ordered his nashbar shoes. The pedals fell apart in 2 weeks.
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hrm, i am curious about clipless pedals as well. the thing is that I'm almost guaranteed to have to unclip several times during my commute. how easy is it to get out of these things?
It's a lot easier than cages, I'd say - you don't have to worry about getting the seams in the shoes caught in the cages when trying to quickly extract your feet. I have those shimano shoes that were previously posted - they come in an all black version that doesn't look quite so granola. In a year I've torn up the lining of them, but otherwise they're tops.

If you're not the type to replace things often, I'd recommend getting lace-ups rather than velcros (which are much more common). I have a pair of old diadora road shoes which will bust open when pulling up occasionally... not so cool. Don't know how old they are, but it just seems like you're shortening their life every time you take them off.
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Old 11-20-05, 10:02 PM   #19
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I have an old model of the nashbar pedals, i bought used on ebay because they are yellow (well yellow and cheap). They're pretty impressive for being cheap. The tension adjustment "clicks" every rotation, so you can count how many clicks you are adding, and set the same tension on both sides/both pedals. I like em, but they look different from the current model, so they might be better (or worse).
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if you're worried about whether you'll like clipless or not, you might consider 1/2 platform, 1/2 clipless like these
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...&slitrk=search

it'll give you the chance to try clipless while still being able to go with toeclips or just platform alone. Get some shoes, perhaps one of the ones suggested above and have at it.
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my friend got a pair of them. He said they were 10bucks when he ordered his nashbar shoes. The pedals fell apart in 2 weeks.
i have a friend who has been riding his for over a year without issue. he's 180 and brakeless.
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I might try those eventually. To be perfectly honest, I don't think that I'm going to try clipless any time soon. I just started riding with toe clips yesterday and they hold my feet well, it's really easy to get out of them and it's only a minor hindrance to kick into them. The way I figure it, if I'm going to end up switching to clipless, I'll probably appreciate them a lot more having had a good deal of experience with clips.
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I started off with LOOKS and road shoes for my commute. Worked great for the summer. Kind of a hassle to click in, because they are single sided and I was used to MTB-style clippers from mountain biking. My feet started to get cold on the ride in, so I switched to my MTB-style almost-hiking shoes (old Specialized Rockhoppers) and the cheap Nashbar MTB pedals. They've treated me very well thus far.
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I run eggbeater candies and love them. Like everyone else has said use MTB shoes and you will greatly reduce the crunching sound when you walk. Regarding warmth, I wear wool socks and my feet stay as warm as I would expect them to be in cold weather. I have yet to find a pair a shoes that completely keep my feet warm.
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eggbeaters and answer shoes. picked up the pair for the same price as just the pedals on a nashbar sale.

couldn't be happier.
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