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Old 04-22-11, 07:04 PM   #1
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Going clipless?

Have read through other threads on this and i was just looking for any other general suggestions...also any lucky on getting started for like 80 bucks? if so please link...thanks folks
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Old 04-22-11, 07:09 PM   #2
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$80 for just the pedal or including shoe and cleat?
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Old 04-22-11, 07:12 PM   #3
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Price point has a good selection of pedals and shoes, but you should make sure they fit correctly before purchasing anything
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Old 04-22-11, 07:23 PM   #4
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Do what I did.
Shimano R540 (classic entry level road pedal) - 39.99 off nashbar (I got same price off tree fort. Better shipping + price match)
Exustar SR221 ($80 new, carbon sole + ratchet, $40 off crosslakesales on ebay)
Nashbar Sport II off nashbar if you don't like bidding ($40)

Went clipless today, been on clips and straps forever. Best feeling ever. You won't regret it.
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Old 04-22-11, 07:28 PM   #5
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Go to you LBS and see if they have used pedals, I got a nice pair of Aliums for $20 recently.
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Old 04-22-11, 08:11 PM   #6
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I was looking into clipless today, too. I have some Aliums just sitting around that came off another bike, but I need shoes and cleats. I think I'm just going to wait around on eBay, and if all goes well, I will have a solid clipless setup for around $55.
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^^^DO IT^^^

i think i even have some spare weirdo shimano SDP pedals i'll send you if you're a cheep ass bastard
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Am I crazy for to use clipless on a polo bike?

I have a set of M540 that are totally messed and have uber low tension...
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Go to you LBS and see if they have used pedals, I got a nice pair of Aliums for $20 recently.
Or go the CL route. My wife did this and got a brand new pair of Lake touring shoes for 35.00 w/cleats. Deals that good don't normally come up. Don't need shoes myself, but I run across good deals in my size (44/9.5) all the time on CL.
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funky size shoe deals are pretty easy to come by.
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