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    Meander-thal cliffmat's Avatar
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    Crank Bros Mallet.. with Toe Clips?

    I'm leaving in a week for a tour around Japan, and I've been seriously reconsidering my pedals.
    I used to love riding spds, but after developing a knee problem the physio (and my lbs) suggested toe clips, which I've been using since with relatively few problems.
    I'm keen to go back to cleats now though, and so have been looking at pedals which I can primarily use with spds, but should I encounter any discomfort mid-tour, can simple throw on a pair of cages.

    Now I've seen the very reasonably priced M324's, but having been told that Crank Bros cleats offer more float, wondered whether I could get a set of Mallets, and screw in a set of toe clips where the front plate goes?
    Looking at them, it seems as though it might be possible.

    Is this a reasonable hope, or should I just stick to what works??


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    Senior Member pasopia's Avatar
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    Get a double sided pedal instead, like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-M32.../dp/B001AT33CW

    The mallets and not fun to ride in without using the cleat, it digs into your foot.

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    It's true, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasopia View Post
    The mallets and not fun to ride in without using the cleat, it digs into your foot.
    If you're wearing hard-soled shoes, they don't 'dig' so much as limit the contact between shoe and pedal, making control while seated sketchy, and while standing, uncomfortable.

    In your place, I'd probably try Power Grips.

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    Those are better than other Crank Bros pedals for regular shoes, but they aren't great. The eggbeater sticks out significantly. The biggest problem is that the eggbeater can roll. That is, it can roll your foot right off your pedal. I've only done that a few times, but it scared the mess out of me on both occasions.

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