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    Another pedal question

    I got a kilo tt for a commuter awhile ago and really hate the pedals. I was going to go with a bmx type platform pedal, but I think I'm finally getting used to the straps. I see the GR-9's and sylvans get recommended a lot, will they, or any other certain type of pedal be ok for the type of shoes I wear at work, as they have a wide sole. What would you guys recommend?

    Here are my shoes.

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    sylvan touring with powergrips. that combo could accommodate snow boots.

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    If you wanna use clipless, then you should get some Crank Bros. Mallets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinn View Post
    If you wanna use clipless, then you should get some Crank Bros. Mallets.
    Im trying not to use any other shoes but my work shoes.

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    http://velo-orange.com/mkstope.html

    These have a nice large base, and can accept clips.
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    If you need a wide base, try to find some BMX pedals that can accept clips. Most of them have pins in them, but you can usually remove them, if need be.

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    What are you riding, fixed or single speed? Fixed... get a back pack... harsh (sorry). Single speed... any big platform bmx pedal would be perfect

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    Don't recommend the GR-9's with your work shoes (or any wide ones). In fact, I'm not even sure I like them with my narrow Pumas... I find that my toes are not well supported, particularly when I'm trackstanding. My toes feel like they find the gaps between the clips & straps at a weird angle. As if my foot might shoot right through a hole. Not sure this makes sense, but the advice you should take away is this: don't get the GR-9s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concord k View Post
    Don't recommend the GR-9's with your work shoes (or any wide ones). In fact, I'm not even sure I like them with my narrow Pumas... I find that my toes are not well supported, particularly when I'm trackstanding. My toes feel like they find the gaps between the clips & straps at a weird angle. As if my foot might shoot right through a hole. Not sure this makes sense, but the advice you should take away is this: don't get the GR-9s.
    they seem to work best if centered on the ball of your foot and not underneath your toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge_Posner View Post
    sylvan touring with powergrips. that combo could accommodate snow boots.
    +1 on the Power Grips. I use them all winter with boots. There is nothing better for riding with street shoes. I have really wide feet (11EE shoes) and I can use the standard straps with no problems.

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    +1 for mks touring pedals, much more comfortable than mks gr-9s or track pedals for me, I have pretty wide feet, size 12.

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    Any other ideas?

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    Another +1 for PowerGrips. You're going to have a hard time finding clips that will fit those shoes well, but PowerGrips go over the shoe so they should fit fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kogkrusher View Post
    What are you riding, fixed or single speed? Fixed... get a back pack... harsh (sorry). Single speed... any big platform bmx pedal would be perfect
    I second this. Clipless pedals on a fixie for commutes (especially long ones) make a big difference in the comfort of the ride.

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    I have to agree with the idea of not wearing those shoes to ride fixed it, sorry but its best to just ride in some comfortable sneakers and buy some clips and pedals that will actually FIT nicely and not just "work" with those huge clunkers. Nice time to go clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 916dave View Post
    Any other ideas?
    I have a size 13 EEE foot and its's way hard for me to fit into any pedals. But I put together a combo that works for me: MKS Sylvan touring pedals, XL (actually called LL) MKS cages, and generic $20 doublestraps. They fit fine. I keep the straps relatively lose and my big feet fit in every time. You can kind of see how big they are in this pic:


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