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Old 06-02-05, 01:38 AM
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Hello,

I recently bought a Centurion Ironman Expert from eEbay (for around USD 70, and a local pickup, so I'm quite happy with it :). It came with some really strange looking Shimano 105 pedals and was hoping that someone could tell me if they were any good. I'm more familiar with mountain bike SPDs, and early attempts by Shimano to make clipless pedals in the mountain biking world left a lot to be desired- hopefully the road pedals were better?

If they are decent, I'd like to track down some cleats for them. Anyone know where a likely source would be?

I've not been able to take a photo, but the pedals are identical to these: https://www.firstflightbikes.com/Lpedal83.JPG

Thanks,

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Old 06-02-05, 03:01 AM
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A friend has had them on his bike since 1990 and still going strong.
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Old 06-02-05, 06:35 AM
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Those are just like the ones I have on my 88 Schwinn Tempo I just bought. I have the toe cleats on the front and I really like them. The fit a wide range of show sizes. Maybe you can get the rest of the pedal on ebay.

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Old 06-02-05, 07:12 AM
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They are pre-clipless racing pedals. They take a special toe clip which bolts on by those 3 holes. The "cleats" would be old-style platform cleats which are just to alight the foot.
I've used them but they are not very good. To special purpose for general use but not as effective a racing pedal as clipless.
They probably have some collector-appeal but switch them for std platform/toe clips (such as MKS) or for clipless system.
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I've sold a couple of pairs on eBay for about $10 each.
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I had them on my Peugeot for many years. They are a high quality pedal with little friction. However, Michael W is correct, they were meant to be used with a special shoe-clip thingie. It had a groove in it. Once in, they were almost effective as modern clipless pedals.

However, I always had trouble getting the groove in the right spot. One ride, after looking down two different times and almost splatting oncoming traffic, I took them off and bought SPD's. I don't regret it.

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Okay- thanks everyone. Looks like a more modern approach is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by TysonB
.. they were meant to be used with a special shoe-clip thingie. It had a groove in it. Once in, they were almost effective as modern clipless pedals.
Sorry for bringing back an old thread but for those who are interested in toeclips for the Shimano aero pedals, they are available from ICYCLESUSA.COM:
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Originally Posted by clayface
Sorry for bringing back an old thread but for those who are interested in toeclips for the Shimano aero pedals, they are available from ICYCLESUSA.COM:
I have two or three sets of the old Shimano 105 pedals, but have never figured out how to make them usable. I use BMX pedals on my older bikes, so I can wear dress shoes/tennis shoes/sandals...whatever.

Do these toeclips come with the "hardware" to bolt onto the 105 pedals? After the toeclips are attached, does the pedal work well with ANY sort of shoe, or only a cycling type of shoe?
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Old 02-12-06, 02:17 AM
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I think they don't come with mounting hardware. I remember taking my friend's bike for a long ride with tennis shoes and they seemed just like the quill's on my bike.
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