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Old 02-06-12, 02:10 PM
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Best pedals with toe clips

I realize the advantages of clipless pedals, but there are still some days that I just don't want to mess with bike shoes. In fact, my commuting bike is set up with A530s--which have a SPD clip on one side and a platform on the other--so that I can just wear my normal shoes for the short jaunt into the office. On some longer trips, I would really like to have toe clips, but--again--don't want the bike shoes. Unfortunately for me, all of the technology now goes into clipless pedals and bike-specific shoes. It seems that the only options for platform pedals with toe clips are cheaper and heavier pedals.

What would you recommend as the best pedals for toe clips? And also the clips themselves? This would be on a road/touring bike set up primarily for commuting. I'm not looking for economy options; I would like to find the good stuff.
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Old 02-06-12, 02:18 PM
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40,000 miles on these, toe clips without straps for me.

http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-2...ad-pedals.aspx

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MKS GR-9 pedals with Power Grips have served me well on one of my bikes for the last couple years. I like the size of the GR-9s in relation to other platform pedals, but they do need straps. The Power Grips are easy to get in/out and, depending on how you have them set up, will lock your foot in nicely.
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I like the old Shimano 600 pedals, but I haven't tried a whole lot of other ones.
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Old 02-06-12, 02:39 PM
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IMO, the best value is the MKS Sylvan. Old fashioned quill pedal; accepts clips and straps.
If you buy them new, they might feel a tad tight, but after 50 or so miles, they'll be smooooooooth.
Your LBS should be able to get you some, or they're all over eBay.
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Thanks, guys. I think I'm going to try the MKS Sylvans out. I've already got some toe clips around.
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Old 02-08-12, 06:56 PM
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bottom and top grip shoe equally well with those..
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Thanks, guys. I think I'm going to try the MKS Sylvans out. I've already got some toe clips around.
The Campagnolo ones will have better bearings? All their bearings seem top quality.
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White Industries with Bruce Gordon Half clips. Check them out on the Bruce Gordon website.
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Ive gotten a lot of miles out of my Campag steel pedals and Fisher doubled stainless toe clips.
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