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Old 05-10-07, 12:46 PM   #1
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Clipless + Platform pedal?

For my FG/SS bike, I'm considering getting clipless/platform combo pedals. I'd go clipless with my mtb shoes for longer rides and use the platform with sneakers/sandals for errands, short trips, etc.

Any recommendations?

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Old 05-10-07, 01:57 PM   #2
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I have some Shimano M324's I was thinking of ebaying, but I'll sell them for $30 + shipping. I wear mtb shoes everywhere, so I don't need the platform side. They are barely used & the cleats are still in the wrapper. Pm me if you are interested.

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I'd recommend going clipless and getting walkable shoes.

Combo pedals seem to appeal to the same crowd as the adjustable stems you see on hybrids, meaning non-cyclists, and I don't know any that I've seen that seemed reasonable. The Wellgo platform/clipless pedals that came with my mountain bike certainly kept me from getting into clipless until I got a used pair of atacs, since even with the tension cranked and the release angle maxed, they easily came unclipped, something that never happened with ATACs unless my cleats were very very worn.

I just got used to wearing mtb shoes all the time too, and I'm glad the Lake touring shoes I got are less obnoxious than the full on mtb shoes I used to have. It was a real pain to get my extremely comfortable and stiff Specialized mtb shoes on, but the Lakes are easier to deal with since they were made to be walkable, yet still stiff enough that they're good for pedaling.
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I'd recommend going clipless and getting walkable shoes.
This is the route I'd go, err, I went.

I have some SIDIs, which are nice to ride in, but uber-uncomfortable to walk in, so I can see why that might not appeal to somebody. But the Pearl Izumi Vagabonds that have been my commuting shoes for past four years, man, they are soooo comfortable, and have a nice, boxy-fit to boot.

I go grocery shopping in these shoes.
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I'd recommend going clipless and getting walkable shoes.
Just to be clear, I'm not new to clipless. I just figured it might be nice to not have to wear mtb shoes when running errands and such. But it sounds like folks think the better solution is to get more comfy shoes.
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