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Old 04-23-10, 09:48 AM
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Right shoes, wrong pedals?

Has anyone else ever left the house with the correct shoes, and forgot you changed the pedals? I dropped my daughter off at school and got the bike off the rack, and ready to go, then realized I still had my road pedals on from riding this weekend. So instead of putting the bike back on the rack I decided to ride anyways with my spd clips on my Look style pedals.
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Old 04-23-10, 09:57 AM
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Can't say I've ever done this. Got to work and forgot my clothes once.
But it sounds to me like you left the house with the 'wrong' shoes given your situation..
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use street shoes and normal pedals. problem solved.
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I purposely have SPD pedals and shoes exclusively. Therefore I can't grab the wrong shoes for the bike (road vs. hybrid commuter). That didn't stop me from riding to an even I was working at one day last year. I got there and realized that I packed a change of cloths, but forgot NORMAL shoes. I had to walk around in my cycling shoes all day... good thing they were SPD shoes.

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Never had this problem as I have Crank Brothers pedals on all my bikes. Shoes become a moot point as I can mix and match depending on what I feel like wearing.
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Originally Posted by rando View Post
use street shoes and normal pedals. problem solved.
But then I'd have the wrong pedals every day.
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I only have my one set of pedals, so this isn't a problem. Getting used to clipless is a bit taxing for other reasons ( foot placement, soreness in my left knee, suddenly using muscles I didn't know I had ) but at least this hasn't been an issue for me.

I fear the day I go somewhere and don't have normal shoes, though!
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