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Originally Posted by Ride_Fast View Post
For example, you're going somewhere with a friend, then someone looks down and says "bruh, what are those?" lol.
If they were so new to riding that they didn't know some pedals "click", then I'd take a minute to explain and it would continue to be a complete non-issue for us and our ride.

Here's a real-world example: I go on date rides with my wife sometimes, her bike has flat pedals, mine has SPDs (of course). My shoes click when we start or stop, hers don't, and it doesn't affect our ride one iota.

I did a tweed ride a few years ago wearing my usual shirt, tie, slacks, jacket, and dress hat. And SPDs. Apart from the occasional click (a couple others' setups clicked too) it was the ride as usual.

I could probably think of more examples if given time, but hopefully you're getting the idea.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
If they were so new to riding that they didn't know some pedals "click", then I'd take a minute to explain and it would continue to be a complete non-issue for us and our ride.

Here's a real-world example: I go on date rides with my wife sometimes, her bike has flat pedals, mine has SPDs (of course). My shoes click when we start or stop, hers don't, and it doesn't affect our ride one iota.

I did a tweed ride a few years ago wearing my usual shirt, tie, slacks, jacket, and dress hat. And SPDs. Apart from the occasional click (a couple others' setups clicked too) it was the ride as usual.

I could probably think of more examples if given time, but hopefully you're getting the idea.
Well, I meant going somewhere and having odd looking shoes on. I guess if you have causal looking spd's no one would know. One of my friends made a comment once when I bought my first pair, he's like "Are you going to be wearing shoes like that from now on?" And then I started thinking, do I really want to be that guy? Unfortunately I don't hang out with people who ride, but it's funny, the one person I know who likes riding is a casual but has a 5000$ bike with 10$ pedals. I'm always like, bruh wtf? lol
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Originally Posted by Ride_Fast View Post
Well, I meant going somewhere and having odd looking shoes on. I guess if you have causal looking spd's no one would know. One of my friends made a comment once when I bought my first pair, he's like "Are you going to be wearing shoes like that from now on?" And then I started thinking, do I really want to be that guy? Unfortunately I don't hang out with people who ride, but it's funny, the one person I know who likes riding is a casual but has a 5000$ bike with 10$ pedals. I'm always like, bruh wtf? lol
I suppose my shoes look more casual than some, but I also don't worry deeply about what other people think of me. I'm my own person. I highly recommend it.

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Originally Posted by Ride_Fast View Post
I'll probably just do that. I own both wellgo and VP pedals. As far as I know they're both cheap, but not the worst. Do you know if Venzo is a good brand? I'm thinking it's the same ****.
Never heard of Venzo before, so I'd stay away. Wellgo definitely makes cheaper stuff, but they're pretty widely used and reputable. With clipless pedals I personally like to go for branded stuff like Shimano, Time, etc., because I need to feel like I can trust the pedals and cleats to work together reliably.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Never heard of Venzo before, so I'd stay away. Wellgo definitely makes cheaper stuff, but they're pretty widely used and reputable. With clipless pedals I personally like to go for branded stuff like Shimano, Time, etc., because I need to feel like I can trust the pedals and cleats to work together reliably.
Oh for sure. If shimano makes what I'm looking for, and it's available, then I'll definitely go for it.

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I suppose my shoes look more casual than some, but I also don't worry deeply about what other people think of me. I'm my own person. I highly recommend it.

Yeah you really can't tell that those are spd's

It's more about keeping the shoes for sport rather than just walking around everywhere with them. That's why I have dual sided pedals, sport on one side/ casual on the other. I don't wear my running shoes everywhere, I could but that just looks silly to me, plus I really wouldn't want to do that.

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Originally Posted by Ride_Fast View Post
Oh for sure. If shimano makes what I'm looking for, and it's available, then I'll definitely go for it.

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It's more about keeping the shoes for sport rather than just walking around everywhere with them. That's why I have dual sided pedals, sport on one side/ casual on the other. I don't wear my running shoes everywhere, I could but that just looks silly to me, plus I really wouldn't want to do that.
It's up to you. Just had to josh you a little here and there.

BTW, the multifunction pedals I had were the Shimano PD-M324. A little more expensive than your other options, but they are very durable, and Google tells me they do have all the mounting points you'd need to put cages on the platform side (the thought had never occurred to me until just now):
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Originally Posted by Ride_Fast View Post
One of my friends made a comment once when I bought my first pair, he's like "Are you going to be wearing shoes like that from now on?" And then I started thinking, do I really want to be that guy?
Your friend sounds like a d*uche.

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Yuck.

I've ridden the three major versions of foot retention. Second I went SPDs I never once considered using a different pedal. And I'd happily wear my Giro's all day, anywhere.
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Old 12-18-17, 12:26 AM
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Plain enough shoes that are SPD.



https://www.chromeindustries.com/pro...oe/FW-113.html

There are others out there.
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one problem you'll probably encounter with the dual purpose pedals is that when you clip into the spd side the clips and straps hanging on the bottom will undoubtedly drag when cornering. This is really only a problem when riding fixed, but definitely not something you want happening
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I rocked 324's like that for a minute. A bike I bought came with them and I hadn't gotten into clipless yet. Found myself pushing off on the spd side before getting into the cage and the spd mechanism did a number on the sole of my foot. Bruises and whatnot.

I tried riding with the cages on and clipless shoes and the straps and cages kept dragging and scraping. OP -- I know you plan on removing the straps when you wanna ride clipless, but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of two-sided pedals -- being able to just hop on without doing any maintenance?

Just get better at riding clipless, changing pedals or dealing with snarky bro comments about your shoes. And yes, I ride in NYC 30 miles a day and have to stop suddenly often. I fall way less clipless than I do with cages and/or straps.
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
one problem you'll probably encounter with the dual purpose pedals is that when you clip into the spd side the clips and straps hanging on the bottom will undoubtedly drag when cornering. This is really only a problem when riding fixed, but definitely not something you want happening
Gotta agree with this. A two-in-one is never going to function as well as the two ones do on their own. You'll most likely find yourself with a minor convenience that gets outweighed by little annoying things like the above. These pedals are a novel idea, but if it were me, I would (and do) just swap out pedals depending on what I want to use,
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Originally Posted by Wendell F View Post
I rocked 324's like that for a minute. A bike I bought came with them and I hadn't gotten into clipless yet. Found myself pushing off on the spd side before getting into the cage and the spd mechanism did a number on the sole of my foot. Bruises and whatnot.

I tried riding with the cages on and clipless shoes and the straps and cages kept dragging and scraping. OP -- I know you plan on removing the straps when you wanna ride clipless, but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of two-sided pedals -- being able to just hop on without doing any maintenance?

Just get better at riding clipless, changing pedals or dealing with snarky bro comments about your shoes. And yes, I ride in NYC 30 miles a day and have to stop suddenly often. I fall way less clipless than I do with cages and/or straps.
Clipless pedals definitely give you more power than regular pedals when riding too. I ride look keos on my road bike, and spd on the singlespeed/fixed gear. Once you get the pedal tension set right on the pedal, getting in and out is not an issue. Been riding clipless for 12 years now, and only fell once because of it. I think most people will admit to at least falling once as well It's part of the initiation lol. If you can practice clipping in and out on a regular bike first, that will increase your confidence when riding fixed clipless.

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Clipless pedals definitely give you more power than regular pedals when riding too. I ride look keos on my road bike, and spd on the singlespeed/fixed gear. Once you get the pedal tension set right on the pedal, getting in and out is not an issue. Been riding clipless for 12 years now, and only fell once because of it. I think most people will admit to at least falling once as well It's part of the initiation lol. If you can practice clipping in and out on a regular bike first, that will increase your confidence when riding fixed clipless.

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Amusingly, I don't believe I have fallen because of my SPDs. Those stupid toe cages, on the other hand, lead to a 0mph sideways dignity shattering event. I instinctively tried to twist my foot out of the clipless pedal, only you can't twist out of a cage.
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OP -- I know you plan on removing the straps when you wanna ride clipless, but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of two-sided pedals -- being able to just hop on without doing any maintenance?
Maybe a couple sets of "rinko"-style pedals, one platform and the other clipless, so you can swap quickly without needing any tools:



https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...-pedals-rinko/



https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...als-for-rinko/
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Or just n+1.
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or just n+1.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Maybe a couple sets of "rinko"-style pedals, one platform and the other clipless, so you can swap quickly without needing any tools:



https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...-pedals-rinko/



https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...als-for-rinko/
Those are cool, but not compatible. The clipless ones are the EZY standard, while the Urban Platforms are the EZY-Superior standard.
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Or just n+1.
Iíve built new bikes for more trivial reasons.
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Iíve built new bikes for more trivial reasons.
Seriously. I have a stem and a pair of shoes that I want to build separate bikes for.
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Seriously. I have a stem and a pair of shoes that I want to build separate bikes for.
Wait, I thought we were talking about trivial reasons.
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Those are cool, but not compatible. The clipless ones are the EZY standard, while the Urban Platforms are the EZY-Superior standard.
Ok, fine. So instead these:


https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...pedal-adapter/

Or even these:


https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...pedal-adapter/
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Definitely something cool I didn't know existed. Glad this thread had some use after all.
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Amusingly, I don't believe I have fallen because of my SPDs. Those stupid toe cages, on the other hand, lead to a 0mph sideways dignity shattering event. I instinctively tried to twist my foot out of the clipless pedal, only you can't twist out of a cage.
I had one incident with Look pedals back in '05 at a stop light. Not sure if anyone saw it, but I fell over and felt goofy. Another time, I couldn't clip out while climbing a hill with a worn out drivetrain and started to slip. Knew I was going down for sure. It was either falling in the street, or onto a sidewalk, and I picked the sidewalk. In karate they taught us how to fall, so I tucked my knees into my chest into a ball while holding the bike up with my feet. It probably looked really dramatic, but didn't get hurt which is what matters

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My first time using clipless I just barely fell. I realized quickly I had unclipped from the wrong side and just unclipped from the other side and was just fine. Trying to get my foot out of a toe cage and strap I would probably fall unless I left it really really loose and then it could catch on something. I like to be able to get my foot out quickly and not be impeded by anything or have my foot slip.
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