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Pedal Question! (yes I know)

Old 06-13-08, 02:19 PM
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Pedal Question! (yes I know)

I searched and read, couldn't find my answer (i probably just suck at searching!) - well here's the run down. I'm new to BF so go easy on the flaming and new to road cycling overall. So I was wondering, are there any pedals out there that will allow me to wear cycling shoes (clipless) and would also be big enough if I wore regular sneakers. In some cases I might just need to ride over to a friends place, other days I'm riding to work out where I'd require a clipless set. I'd appreciate the direction steering if this has been covered before or if posted in this thread. Thanks!

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Old 06-13-08, 02:52 PM
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Although there are other options as well, there are SPD pedals with platforms on one side, or there are platforms that clip into one side of the SPDs.
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Old 06-13-08, 03:31 PM
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My Crank Bros. Candy Cs are rideable with regular shoes. Not good, but rideable.
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I have Ultegra PD-6620's. They are a one sided SPD-SL pedal but I have rode 15 miles (more then once) with regular shoes with zero discomfort. I also commute to work (2 miles) with them at least a couple of times a week. They feel like regular platforms with shoes.
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Old 06-13-08, 03:37 PM
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Stay far, far away from SpeedPlays.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Stay far, far away from SpeedPlays.
I've ridden my speedplays with regular shoes in a pinch. I wouldn't want to make a habbit of it. They are small, but at least they are flat.
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Old 06-13-08, 03:51 PM
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get a campus pedal from performance. it's the mullet of pedals.



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i agree with MIN.... OR they do sell a little adapter for spd pedals with a strap and a small platform i think. They attach to the clip in mechanism. might want to give that a try too.
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Just get Shimano M324's, put them on, ride the bike and forget about it. You will have exactly what you're looking for. These are very high quality pedals too. There are clones, but clones are clones. As far as I know, the Shimanos come with the multi-release cleat too, which is nice.
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I was surprised at how easy it was to ride speedplays around with plain shoes... way easier than SPD or eggbeaters, for sure.

There are dummy platforms that clip into SPD-R pedals btw. one sided, but it gives you a grippy surface for regular shoes.
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Originally Posted by Longfemur View Post
Just get Shimano M324's, put them on, ride the bike and forget about it. You will have exactly what you're looking for. These are very high quality pedals too. There are clones, but clones are clones. As far as I know, the Shimanos come with the multi-release cleat too, which is nice.
+1 the M324's
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M324's are what you need. If you hear it enough, perhaps you'll start to believe us.
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Old 06-13-08, 07:22 PM
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Crank Bros Quatros are decent with sneakers. Campus would be best if you are making a habit of doing both.
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Old 06-13-08, 07:46 PM
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just get the double sided like MIN said so you can have the best of both worlds.
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Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
M324's are what you need. If you hear it enough, perhaps you'll start to believe us.
and again, 324's do the job.
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Campus or the 324's. Same pedal different with a different name on it.
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Shimano has another one called the M647. The 324 is $59 and the 647 is $134. Its made for BMX and free ridding stuff though.
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
get a campus pedal from performance. it's the mullet of pedals.



First of all, this mullet rocks me like a hurricane.

OK. I've got the campus pedal on my folder. If I'm on it for any distance, I ride clipped in, but if I'm just busting around on it with regular shoes, then I ride on the cage. Ya, it looks goofy. WTF, it's a folding bike, the whole thing looks goofy. The important part is that it works.
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Originally Posted by JBS103 View Post
Crank Bros Quatros are decent with sneakers. Campus would be best if you are making a habit of doing both.
CB Mallets are better (I guess everybody avoids them because of the weight, or maybe they're too "BMX-y"..).

Bonus: The same MTB shoe you use on Mallets will also work on Quattros (and every other CB pedal). The Quattro 3-hole cleat, though, only fits on Quattro pedals and plain Eggbeaters.
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shimano 520As or 530As. I have the 520s for touring and they are sweet. a little pricy though, but if you are looking for something nice, rather than the campus type
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You can get 'Dimension Instep Adapters' to convert your Shimano SPD-SL pedals to toe clips with straps. You just clip them in and can take them off. They attach onto the pedal via a cleat.
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How easy is it to swap pedals? For instance, couldn't you just install the regular pedals when you want to ride around town but then swap them for the SPD pedals when you want to race?
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Thanks all, just keeping up with my thread, think I'll opt for those campus shimano pedals!
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Originally Posted by Raerfani View Post
How easy is it to swap pedals? For instance, couldn't you just install the regular pedals when you want to ride around town but then swap them for the SPD pedals when you want to race?
Honestly, I like riding clipped in enough that I prefer it when riding around town. I have MTB shoes that are easily walkable when I'm off the bike, so I'm not tap-clopping around like a goat with tap shoes.
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