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    What shoe and pedal combo do you use for touring?

    Currently the bike still has the original platforms with clips and straps.

    On my road bike I have Look style pedal but they are not very good for walking around the coffee shop.

    What do you all use and why?

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    I use Looks. Everything on my touring bike is a hand me down from
    my road bike. Kinda silly I know, but as a life long roadie I'm used to
    walking in them & really can't afford a different pair of shoes for the
    touring bike at the moment.

    When the Looks finally go I'll most likely buy a pair of Time pedals.
    They look very nice, get great reviews & are reasonably priced.


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    Time Atac MTB platform pedals, Specialized Taho shoes.

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    Shimano SH-T092 and Speedplay Frogs. The shoes are touring specific. They are walkable but less clunky than ATB shoes and are stiff enough to provide a good pedaling platform. The Frog cleats fit like they were made for this shoe. The pedals are lighter than most road pedals, have loads of float and are able to take a lot of abuse. With a built-in grease port they are easy to maintain.

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    In the far far future when I build my own bicycle (weld the frame together and all) I am going to design cycling Japanese Geta's and the pedals to go with them. It will be a slick rectangle or the like and will sit inbetween the two wooden stands on the bottom of the shoe.

    No one will ever be able to steal my bicycle because without my shoes, they will not be able to ride it. Plus, I get to walk around in Geta.

    It may not be viable but it's worth drooling over at night.

    Oh, and I currently use those wrap around pedal deals with some regular old shoes. =D

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    Dio Rallen, you could also use pedals made for Tabi with a bar sticking in the middle of your toes ;-)

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    Chaco sandals and toe-clips.
    Go big.

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    I'm using some generic MTB shoes with clips&straps.

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    A set of Pearl shoes that look like plain black sneakers, forget the exact model, and Shimano campus type SPD pedals. I really like the pedals, I can clip in, or if I don't have the shoes use the platform side. My one complaint, they seem to want to always end up "Cleat Side Down" and don't have a good tab to flip them with as easily as some I've seen.

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    Eggbeaters with Shimano Sandals.

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    I use stock platform pedals with Power Grips (those diagonal strap thingies).

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    I use Shimano 545 pedals with Specialized Rockhopper shoes.

    Here's a copy/paste of something I wrote in another thread:

    I love riding with clipless but I have a dilemma. I also like to hike and while the SPD shoes are good for walking, they are very poor for serious hiking. I was just getting water from a creek and walking on the rocks was tricky at best. I can't imagine running and hopping from rock to rock on a trail (ironically, I have "Rockhopper" shoes). Often, the only place that comes in contact with the rock is exactly where the cleat is. I'll have to bring hiking shoes or give up clipless on my next trip.
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    right now I have it narrowed down to these pedal that I am considering

    Time Atac
    Speedplay Frogs
    Eggbeaters
    Eggbeater candy
    spd

    and for shoes the only one I know for sure that I want to try is the Lake Sandal. I do like the look of the first 2 shoes you posted.

    One hope is that if I find a pedal that I think well enough for the tour/commuter bike I will put the same pedals on my road bike.



    Can I use the same cleat on both the standard eggbeater and on the candy?

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    I'd opt for a two sided pedal (one plateform and one clipless) for a touring/commuter bike... That is what I now use and it works great... I find the possibility to use normal shoes very usefull... sometimes I even wish to get back to the more traditional clip pedals so that I can change the position of my feet once in a while.

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    Tabi? Lord no, I want my feet to be enjoying the wind.

    Also, Geta are Hard Core. Hella Hard Core.

    Hrmm... clippers...

    that would be... cloppers.

    Yeah, Cloppers is what I'll call 'em.

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    I use toe clips and either Merrill sandals or Tevas trail approach (low/light hiking)************ for on and off bike use particularly if you like to hike.This winter/spring I have been combining touring with backpacking where I throw the backpack on the rear rack and bike to and from the backpacking locations.

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    I used Speedplay Frogs and some Specialized Mountain bike shoes so I could walk around. worked great on a 6 day tour

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    Shimano mtb shoes which look like pretty normal grey sneakers, and Shimano campus type SPD pedals. I also really like the pedals because I can clip in, or if I don't have the shoes use the platform side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolo Grubb


    Can I use the same cleat on both the standard eggbeater and on the candy?

    Yes, the candy & eggbeater use the same cleat. I use both pedals on various bikes. I'm thinking of trying Crank Bros Mallets - they're eggbeaters with a big platform. Anyone have an opinion on them?

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    Like a couple of others, I like the "campus" type pedal that is SPD compatible on one side and platform on the other. Useful when you want to pedal from the campground to the pizza joint for dinner and wear non-cycling shoes. I used to use mountain bike shoes but I have a acquired SPD sandals since my last tour. Since rain clouds tend to gather whenever I load up my touring bike, the sandals seemed a good idea because I've had lots of experience with shoes that did not get dry for days. However, I've only actually used the sandals for commuting.

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    Speedplay Frogs and Shimano sandals of course! Survey says!...nothing beats bicycling specific sandals for touring's needs. Add a goretex sock for use in the rain and you have a foul weather shoe that doesn't hold water long after it's stopped raining. When the temp cranks up to 100+ then what better to be in?

    They look regular enough that I don't have to bring town shoes along for days off the bike.

    There's my vote.


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    northwave spd sandals
    waterproof socks

    works great

    no wet shoes to dry out at night

    if cold lightweight cyclin socks under sealskinz waterproof socks

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    I am trying a pair of Crankbros Candys with low end Shimano road shoes and I am getting hotspots. Not sure if it is the shoe or the pedal that is the main problem.

    THe road shoe does not make any contact with the pedal platform, maybe a sandal or mountainbike shoe would and eliminate the hotspot?

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    I use toe clips and running shoes. When touring I like to get off my bike and hike, and that's more comfortable in runners than in cycling shoes.

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    I just got a pair of Lake MX-60 (currently on sale at Nashbar.com) and they seem very comfortable both on and off the bike. I'm using them with Time pedals but any SPD should work.

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