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    Pedals.

    So i use my bike for riding around town, but lately i've been riding more and more at the track. I am still rockin the crap pedals that came on my bike, and it's time i upgrade. I saw these pedals and thought they might be worth giving a shot. Does anyone have any experience with a pedal like this?

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    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=1207

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    for $30 your best bet will be the MKS sylvan, you will have to pay an extra ~$20 for clips and straps but $50 total is way better than the cost of clipless shoes and pedals. One of the things that I love about the sylvans is that there is no plastic on or in the pedal and it is totally repack-able.
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    If you're after better performance I would just forget about the platform and get double sided clipless pedals, or singlesided without the platform opposite. Besides the inherent effeciency boost of clipless this will greatly improve cornering clearance (good if your track has steep banking, and obviously good on the streetz) and shave a tiny bit of weight.

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    There are plenty of good brands that make those platforn style clip or flip pedals. These ones, however are garbage.
    this bike is a pipecleaner

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    I got pedal strike with that pedal and returned them. The cage/platform side puts the "bevelled" edge on the bottom, so pedal strike is less likely when using the platform side. When you clip in though, the straight edge of the platform strikes easily.

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    I have the Campus pedals on my lazy-day bike, and they're pretty
    good for what they do and how much they cost, but they're no good
    for the velodrome. If you're serious about riding track, you really
    need to forget platforms and go clipless.

    I recommend SPD-Rs with the no-float cleat. I've been riding those
    pretty avidly for the past four or so years and they're done me no
    wrong, and they're probably the most popular I see at the track.
    Since Lance upgraded to the the SPD-SL, the SPR-Rs can be had for
    less than $20 for the pair, and the cleats cost maybe $15 or so?
    Can't go wrong.

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    where can you find these $20 SPR-Rs, and $15 cleats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime8425
    where can you find these $20 SPR-Rs, and $15 cleats?
    eBay for the pedals. I can't remember which cleat is the
    no float kind, but a decent shop should be able to tell you.
    That's where I get mine.

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    they're cheap enough...

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    Dude. For $10 more you can get 105 level SPD-SL's. **** those POS on performance.
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    Asheville??!!!
    Go to the Recyclery and get free pedals.
    It's next to the wedge gallery past the bridge up one flight of stairs.
    They should have all the spd, time, and look you could want. Pick and choose, find a pair of shoes for free while you're there.
    Pitch them however much you can in donation.
    Yea Recyclery!

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    shoes and pedals.

    Went to the recyclery today and they had quite a few sets of pedals, but not exactly what i was looking for. I have seen a few things i like, but am still trying to understand this clipless pedal thing.

    Can someone tell me if these shoes will work with these pedals, and if these shoes would be ok for riding around the track and cruising through downtown.

    Shoes.
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2120

    Pedals.
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=10045

    Thanks.

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    yes but those shoes suck. If you want them for the track forget about style and find something stiffer with a more secure closure.

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    if you want a cheap starter shoe, try this one:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...rand%3A%20Lake

    It's drilled for SPD (2 bolt) and look style (3 bolt) cleats. I have them and I'm happy with them. It only takes about 2 minutes to change pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerapp
    Asheville??!!!
    Go to the Recyclery and get free pedals.
    It's next to the wedge gallery past the bridge up one flight of stairs.
    They should have all the spd, time, and look you could want. Pick and choose, find a pair of shoes for free while you're there.
    Pitch them however much you can in donation.
    Yea Recyclery!
    smokin, I want a place like this

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    I rode performance pedals for a long time. I wasn't real thrilled with them. They seemed sloppy and never really got that tight.

    I've also had a couple pairs of wellgos. Not too happy with the bearings.

    Now I'm using low-end Shimano SPD pedals and much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime8425
    Can someone tell me if these shoes will work with these pedals, and if these shoes would be ok for riding around the track and cruising through downtown.

    Shoes.
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2120
    I had a pair of forte/performance shoes similar to those, and well, they sucked. they were ok to start out on, but after about 3 or 4 months I had to lash them down so tight to be effective that they were starting to hurt my feet in weird places. though $30 is hard to beat.

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