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Old 06-23-11, 07:55 PM
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Inexpensive shoes and pedals?

Hey guys. I just got my first bike less than a week ago and am slowly getting more and more into cycling. I have a problem right now though. After some rides it has become apparent that my Nike Shox shoes are way to thin and flexible, and my feet start hurting while riding. To the point where it's affecting me. And the pedals that come on it are just not doing it for me.

So I need to get some shoes and pedals. I'm broke as hell lately so they can't be really expensive. I'm a size 13-14 so I'm not sure if that leaves me very many options, but if you guys could recommend some pedals and shoes I'd really appreciate it.

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I don't know that there is a good cheap solution.

When I first started riding my current bike, I had platform pedals on it. I got some shoes at REI that had good stiff soles (not hiking boots, just shoes), but I doubt they carry that particular brand. They were like $100 through (but I'm still wearing them for other stuff months later.) And I've worn various sneakers at times.

Nashbar has some cheap pedals and cheap shoes, but the 13-14 size may be hard to work with, as well as finding the right size via mail-order anyway. I just bought the $100 shoes and the $90 pedals at a local bike shop and went that route.
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Size 14 for me...get them on sale at a local sporting store.










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https://cgi.ebay.com/MKS-SYLVAN-ROAD-...item45fb32affc
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try www.pricepoint.com
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Can you afford free?

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/2457833589.html

Free: Shimano SPD pedals + shoes (Midtown West)

Date: 2011-06-23, 11:59AM EDT
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It breaks my heart to throw these in the trash as they were $500 plus when new. Its the old Shimano SPD cleat system for road racing. Very light wide platform. I switch to speed play and these have been in a box for 8+ years. First come first serve.
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For cheap if you have some patience, ebay is the place.
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..... yeah, I gotta find something better for my size 6 1/2 EEEEE foot, I'll accept size 7 wide.... but I haven't found ANYTHING yet.

And my pedals..... pretty small for my wide foot, but more annoying still is that only one side of each pedal is suitable as a platfrom, the other side has a center piece that stabs into my foot.

some day, someday....
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..... yeah, I gotta find something better for my size 6 1/2 EEEEE foot, I'll accept size 7 wide.... but I haven't found ANYTHING yet.

And my pedals..... pretty small for my wide foot, but more annoying still is that only one side of each pedal is suitable as a platfrom, the other side has a center piece that stabs into my foot.

some day, someday....
Not cheap, but if solves your problems........(not sure if you're using clipless)
https://www.sidiamerica.com/sidi/road...ucts_road.html

Available in 40 Mega, which is equivalent to US 7 wide:
https://www.sidicafe.co.uk/sizeguide
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Bmx pedals (platforms with little threaded steel studs on both sides) might be your cheapest option for now. They work with a wide variety of shoes. The grip you get isn't quite as good as clipless, but it's not bad.
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here are some ideas under $100 shoes and pedals

this one (there is also a simillar shimano for a few buck more) lets you do clipless or use the platform. For now this is what i would reccomend as it gives you flexibiliyt
https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0_10000_202363

clipless only in line with your nice road bike
https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...6_10000_202531

road shoes (and they have the size)
https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...7_10000_202362


opinions vary widely and fervently as to clipless vs non clipless. I really like cllipless and that is all I use on my road bike. On my commuter/utilyt I have platform/spd pedals.... if i am just doing an errand I use the platform with whatever I am wearing (except flip flops) I put on touring type bike shoes and use the clips for commuting
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Thanks for all the replies guys.


10 Wheels, I'm curious about those added parts in front of your pedals. Where can I get some of those? They look like they'd be just what I needed right now. Plus some sturdier shoes. Do those fit on a lot of platform pedals? Then I'd get some good clipless pedals and shoes down the road.

And Squirtdad, I'm liking those options as well.
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10 Wheels, I'm curious about those added parts in front of your pedals. Where can I get some of those? They look like they'd be just what I needed right now.
Coby, didn't I see that you already have clips and straps on your pedals now? I thought your pic of the new Trek showed them installed.
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Old 06-24-11, 08:17 PM
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Yeah they have them with the little adjustable strap. But with my big feet/shoes I find them hard to get into.

I think I just need to get some stiffer shoes and then go from there. These flexy Nikes aren't working well.
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I am new to cycling too 285# 13/14W shoe. I tried a small 7.5 mi ride with just my regular New Balance, and they weren't cutting it. When we were buying the wife a new bike yesterday, I looked at the shop, and they had some shoes and pedals on sale. I picked them up and am amazed at the difference in ride. 10.5 mi yesterday with no problems only 3 days after starting to ride.

Performancebike.com had a sale on parts and bikes so we ended up going there.
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Shoes I ended up going with size 48 for me. Very rigid top and bottom, yet comfortable.
Shoes I tried at first, but were too big because this size runs big. I had a 48 in this, but took them back because they were too big. The top was also a bit soft, but that may have been because of the size. The 48 is sold out online, but may have some in store if you have one local.
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Old 06-24-11, 08:53 PM
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Second on checking out PricePoint, if you haven't already...they generally have a number of shoe/pedal combos in both road and mountain for some pretty darn reasonable prices.
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Another vote for Performance Bike. I just picked up a pair of Forte Traverse https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8_20000_400098 and I like them...esp for about $40. I think the sale ends soon though...
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