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Old 10-13-05, 11:41 AM
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Sound good to me. Got the "campus Pedal" for 34 bucks delivered. will give me the clipless advantage without making me a slave of my biking shoes.

Case closed. Thank you for all the help.

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Originally Posted by Rafael Guerra
Sound good to me. Got the "campus Pedal" for 34 bucks delivered. will give me the clipless advantage without making me a slave of my biking shoes.
Have you ever tried powergrips? I'm a clipless user, but find them are quite adequate for commuting bikes. I've done long rides on them with considerable success. They don't have the disadvantages of other clipped pedals, ie. upside they brake going over a bump or around a curve. Leave them a bit wide and your foot will never fall forward through the pedal.
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I have chondromalacia patella, which causes issues with my knee. I am planning to use clipless pedals on my folded bike to protect my knees. When selecting clipless pedals for my folded bike, what should I be careful about? My folded bike is a Tern Verge D9. I am thinking about using the Shimano PD-ME700.
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Originally Posted by ahmet sezgin
I have chondromalacia patella, which causes issues with my knee. I am planning to use clipless pedals on my folded bike to protect my knees. When selecting clipless pedals for my folded bike, what should I be careful about? My folded bike is a Tern Verge D9. I am thinking about using the Shimano PD-ME700.
I suggest in the future that you start a new thread instead of resurrecting an 18 year old thread.

If you are new to clipless pedals, the SPD type shoes are easier to walk in than most other shoe/cleat combinations. I would suggest limiting your search to SPD pedals that will work with Shimano cleats.

The reason that I suggest Shimano type cleats, is that they are very common. I have several bikes that I have used Shimano pedals. But I also have Ritchey pedals that use the same cleats. And I have bought Exustar cleats that also fit those pedals.

You need to decide if you want a pedal that you can quick-release like the MKS Ezy. Or a pedal that is for cleats on one side, platform the other side. Or a pedal that has two sides for cleats.

For my folder, when I bought my MKS Ezy pedals they did not make a version for cleats that are interchangeable with Shimano SPD pedals, so I went with pedals that use toe clips, that was a decade and a half ago, I do not know what is out there now.

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I replaced the folding pedals on both of my folders with Speedplay Zero pedals. The cleats on my Sidiís have walkable covers and pedals donít interfere with the folding of the frames.
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Originally Posted by ahmet sezgin
I am planning to use clipless pedals on my folded bike...
Pro Tip: Don't ride a folded bike; it works much better *unfolded*.

Tourist in MSN has some good suggestions. SPD mountain-type shoes are much easier to walk in when you're off the bike. On "special occasions" (century rides) I've equipped my Verge with SPD pedals. During normal commuting, I've been using MKS detachable pedals... but haven't actually removed a pedal for some time. I hope your knee problem is stabilized.
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A pretty old thread here, but the pedal question is important. I used to run MKS detachable pedals, but stopped because while disassembling my bike at a train station and packing it into a bag, I forgot to put the detached pedal into the bag. I found myself 200 miles away putting my bike together to enjoy a ride in the countryside, and found I couldn’t ride it because of the missing pedal. There were no bike shops in the area. I ended up scavenging a pair of old rubber block pedals from an abandoned bike I found half buried in a pile of old junk as I searched for a bike shop.

I use XTR SPD flat pedals on all of my bikes now. The are small, light, and I can ride the bike without SPD shoes in a pinch.
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