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Old 04-16-09, 09:32 PM
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Street shoes on clipless pedals?

Before you tell me this, yes, i know, there are platforms that can go on. Yes, I have some, and find them less comfortable than using street shoes and the clipless pedals. Other than traction.

---my question: Will I DAMAGE the pedals if I continue doing this?

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Old 04-16-09, 10:17 PM
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What pedals do you have? My guess is that you won't damage them unless you grind a lot of dirt into the mechanism.
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so if i hear you correctly, you have a regular MTB pedal. and you are using a street shoe? That is what I have done for the past 8 years untill recently when i got toe cages, which if i choose to i can wear street shoes that fit the pedals. I perfer a low top basketball shoe. They have a smooth sole and are very firm. However you can look for a clearence track and field shoe and take off the spikes and it is esentially a MTB shoe only doesnt have the spot to add a clip. However the problem with that is that the spot where the spikes were have screw threads that push up against the inside sole of the shoe when you ride, but that is EASILY fixed with an insole. I perfer DR. Scholls Frim. They stiffen the shoe even more, although that is not really nessecery because the shoe is quite firm already except for the heel porton which you wont really notice when you ride.

Long story short. Yes use your street shoes!
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Logic would indicate that rubber shoe sole is not going to damage metal pedal.
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Old 04-17-09, 09:34 AM
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The mechanism may hurt your feet with thin soles.
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I have thick soles, skateboarding shoes. And those bulky looking Shimano SPDs. Just wanted to make sure that it wouldnt mess up the locking mechanism or anything..

..I haven't quite gotten used to using the pedals with clip in shoes.. i fell.. over.. many times... in one day..
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they're designed to work in mud and can take some hits to solid materials at speed without breaking.
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I ride my road bike with dress shoes. You won't hurt anything.
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