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Old 09-12-09, 10:15 PM
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Shoes and shirts

I currently use road pedals, Look Keo, and road shoes.

I'm looking for a set of mountian shoes for my new MTB.

But what should I use for the daily grind?
Flat pedals with Powergrips? Toeclips to wear walkable shoes or stick with good old road shoes or a future set of Mountain shoes?

I guess I can easily keep a pair of shoes at work since I wear slacks and dress shirts.

Also, how bad will the wrinkles be after rolling clothes and bringing them? I feel like I should plan on driving every other day to leave a set of decent clothes at work. It's not critical I look pressed up but I don't want to suddenly become a frumpy mess.
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Old 09-13-09, 07:09 AM
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The simplest thing would be to use the same shoes/pedals you use on your mtn bike so you don't need additional pairs of shoes.

If you want to be able to wear any shoe with your commuter go with the powergrips. I used those for a while and they're great. Or a nice set of studded bmx style pedals.

You can bring a whole weeks worth of clothes to work by car one day a week. I roll my clothes and don't have any problems but I wear jeans and t-shirts at work.
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Old 09-13-09, 10:50 AM
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Drive on Monday and take your clothes for the week with you. Cram them all in a backpack for the ride home on Friday. I use the Shimano SPD-M324, you can go clipless on one side and platform on the other so ou can wear regular shoes if you like.
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I think I may get the flat pedal part that clips onto the SPD pedals. I am picking up some MTB shoes, not touring shoes, so I'll see how it goes. Budget is low so I have to opt for the Forte version.
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I use MTB shoes/cleats on my commuter. They're easy to get into and out of, and you can walk a little more easily in them than road shoes. As far as clips or straps, you can't use them with any type of decent shoe anyway, b/c they'll get all marked up.

As far as the clothing issue goes, check out LifeHacker...
http://lifehacker.com/5307614/learn-...rt-effectively
I may be a tiny bit rumpled immediately after I change, but no more so than I am after 30 mins sitting in my chair.
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