Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Odd shoes - clipped and clipless

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Odd shoes - clipped and clipless

Old 06-19-05, 12:21 PM
  #1  
cc_rider
Calamari to go
Thread Starter
 
cc_rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 3,110

Bikes: Trek 750

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A couple of weeks ago I saw something different. When I stopped for lunch at a major tourist area I saw another cyclist locking-up. He had "odd" shoes - on the right a dark mtb shoe with a clipless pedal, but on the left he wore a regular white sneaker with a toe-clip.

Has anyone ever seen this before?

Could this work as a way of getting used to going clipless?

Last edited by cc_rider; 06-19-05 at 03:02 PM.
cc_rider is offline  
Old 06-19-05, 01:14 PM
  #2  
FarHorizon
Senior Curmudgeon
 
FarHorizon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Posts: 3,856

Bikes: Varies by day

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Never seen such before.. Maybe he's learning, as you suggested, or perhaps a pedal is in rehab.
FarHorizon is offline  
Old 06-19-05, 01:53 PM
  #3  
larue
Senior Member
 
larue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,511

Bikes: Surly Pacer/Cutter/Viking

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think the best way to get used to clipless is to just use them.
Perhaps he has a prosthetic limb and it's easier to use toe straps with it?
larue is offline  
Old 06-19-05, 03:03 PM
  #4  
cc_rider
Calamari to go
Thread Starter
 
cc_rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 3,110

Bikes: Trek 750

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by larue
I think the best way to get used to clipless is to just use them.
Perhaps he has a prosthetic limb and it's easier to use toe straps with it?
No, not prosthetic. He had shorts on. Everything looked normal.
cc_rider is offline  
Old 06-19-05, 03:07 PM
  #5  
Boudicca
Conquer Cancer rider
 
Boudicca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 6,037

Bikes: Fun bike, city bike, Bike Friday, Brompton (also fun bikes)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you have some types of ankle injuries the twisting action to get out of clipless pedals can be either very painful or downright impossible. So it would make perfect sense to swap the clipless pedal out for a flat one for one foot until the injury heals enough to ride. Given the choice of odd-shoed riding, and not riding at all, I know that's what I would do.
__________________
Zero gallons to the mile
Boudicca is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.