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Identify Cycling Pedals

Old 01-01-17, 07:34 AM
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Identify Cycling Pedals

Hi all,

I bought a bike second hand with these pedals - are the SPD SL type pedals?

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...1U?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz1...XZnpISE9V/view

Also - i think the only shoes offering recessed cleats are touring/MTB shoes, so I would need to change the pedals to use a shoe like this? I'm mostly commuting, so road shoes would be fine, but I often do long weekend cycles where I'd want to walk around a town for a bit too, so normal road shoes wouldn't suit I'd imagine...

Any help appreciated.

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Old 01-01-17, 07:53 AM
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No those aren't SPD-SLs. Those definitely aren't anything recent or current. You're better off just buying a new cheap pair of SPD pedals with touring/MTB shoes.
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Those are not clipless pedals at all. They look a lot like Origin8 Sport Road pedals with the toe clip and strap missing.
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Some road-type shoes/cleats are more walkable than others, but MTN-type are going to be much more walkable for the most part.

I don't recognize those pedals, but I'd just replace them all the same. If you want walkable and ever more flexible, you might want to consider something like the Shimano A530 - SPD on one side, flat pedal on the other, so you can ride with street shoes. If you don't think that the flats would come in handy, save yourself the extra 20 bucks and just get dual-sided SPDs.
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Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
Those are not clipless pedals at all. They look a lot like Origin8 Sport Road pedals with the toe clip and strap missing.
I think you're right. The tab at the back of the pedal is to flip them over to insert your foot into the clip.
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Thanks

Thanks everyone - that was really helpful!

I will be cycling quite long distances, 100kn/200km, but also commuting and stopping off potentially on those rides so might try to find something with good walkability in a shoe, or just get some close fitting toeclips, but I would like some performance benefits of a clip in shoe, even if it's not the lightest/best performing.
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