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    has anyone had any experience with shimano m324 or m545 multi pedals?cleated on one side and flat on the other,i intend to use sandals cleated but want the option of using regular shoes at times. thx

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    Use the search feature. There are a few threads already talking about these pedals.

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    i have the m324's. got them off Ebay for $30 including shipping! I got them because I planned on getting clipless shoes but haven't yet. They are nice though

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphatrider
    has anyone had any experience with shimano m324 or m545 multi pedals?cleated on one side and flat on the other,i intend to use sandals cleated but want the option of using regular shoes at times. thx

    I am very pleased with my 324's. I like the platform side more for riding in situations where I need to get my feet off the pedals in a hurry like threading through stopped traffic or when negotiating very rutted or rooted trails.
    I also have the nashbar version on another bike and they work well also, maybe not quite as smooth clipping in compared to m324

    There are a couple of auctions on Ebay for 324's at 49.95 with free shipping, I dealt with the guy before and he is honest. his id is IBIKEDOYOU

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    Love my 324s.
    Handy for getting going again on those huge hills...after stopping to admire the scenery, not because you are exhausted

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    I have some Wellgo pedals just like the 324's and I sorta wish I had gotten something with the clip-in binding thing on both sides (but still a wide platform) like the 545. While commuting it's nice to have the wide platform, but it's a pain to have to stop pedalling to flip over the pedal to clip in when I'm on the non-clip side, ya know? I have yet to use non-spd shoes with these pedals, so can't say they've been convenient in that instance.

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    I have the 324s and they work fine. However, in four years, I have only rarely used the non-cleated side.

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    I use m545. I bought them to have a platform and double entry. They work with plain shoes but aren't great because the clip sticks out. I hardly ever wear normal shoes anyway, except for really short trips (2-3km to the store). After I bought them, I learned the "platform" wasn't meant to be used with normal shoes but as a platform when mountain bikers are unclipped. It also gives a large surface to push on. Although I don't do MTB, it works on the road too. Another benefit is the large cage prevents the hot spot some people complain about with SPDs.

    No complaint for me. I like them and would buy them again.
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    Time ATAC Control Z pedals are great - I own three pairs. Big platform and predictable clip-in/release on both sides.
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    What does everyone think of the Crank Brothers Candy C pedals?
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    I hate those pedals (the 324s)!!! If you ride with your bike shoes, you keep getting the flat side, and if you ride in your regular shoes you end up on the cleat side. It's much better to either use clipless pedals or go with platforms. I currently run BMX style pedals on my commuter bike - comfortable and grippy. I used to commute on my fixed gear and for that I used Crank Brothers Candy pedals and kept a pair of shoes at work to change into. Crank Brothers pedals are great - I highly recommend them. (But don't get the Mallet thinking you an wear street shoes on it - the part that grabs the clip sticks up and is highly annoying).

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    I have the Candy C pedals on both my bikes and I'm looking to replace them with the Quattro SL pedals. The candy C aren't bad but I'm looking for a wider and longer platform.
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