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Converse for cycling around town?

Old 08-01-08, 11:29 AM
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Converse for cycling around town?

What do you guys think?
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Old 08-01-08, 11:33 AM
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man, they're just shoes. i dunno?
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Old 08-01-08, 11:36 AM
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no one cares what shoes you wear. what is with all these stupid shoe threads.
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Old 08-01-08, 11:49 AM
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Just never had converse and was wondering if they are good on the bike.
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Old 08-01-08, 11:54 AM
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They're good with toe clips because of the rubber toe cap. They're a bit flexy at times, so they're not the best for long distances. If you don't buy slip-ons make sure to keep the laces away from your cranks.
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I ride in them sometimes. they are okay. i wish they were a bit stiffer though.
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Old 08-01-08, 12:27 PM
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io have some- as stated before, i love the no laces for ease with clips, but they are serioulsy lacking in sole stiffness- i am considering outfitting my old pair with a steel shank the length and shape of the shoe, with an spd cleat attached, but recessed into the sole
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Old 08-01-08, 01:01 PM
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think for yourself man...try the shoes out if you think they are ok for riding then they are...
 
Old 08-01-08, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by carbonjockey View Post
io have some- as stated before, i love the no laces for ease with clips, but they are serioulsy lacking in sole stiffness- i am considering outfitting my old pair with a steel shank the length and shape of the shoe, with an spd cleat attached, but recessed into the sole
I really hope you're kidding.
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Old 08-01-08, 01:17 PM
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Only if they're vintage Doctor Js:

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Old 08-01-08, 01:36 PM
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now we're talking. this thread did have a purpose after all
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i ride in chuck taylors., as stated, flexy, so hot spots after about 30 miles or so, or less if big hills. they go in and out of toe clips real spooth, a stick to the pedals well. I might try going to rei or something, for some super stiff insoles.
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Old 08-01-08, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by desmo13 View Post
i ride in chuck taylors., as stated, flexy, so hot spots after about 30 miles or so, or less if big hills. they go in and out of toe clips real spooth, a stick to the pedals well. I might try going to rei or something, for some super stiff insoles.
bmx pedals. I do 100+ in chucks np.
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Old 08-01-08, 02:46 PM
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i have cons but i prefer to where Adidas sambas when i ride
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lol i don't know, i have a pair of jack parcels and the constant pedaling slightly moves your toes deeper into the rubber area and that always hurts. other than that any shoes are fine i think
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Old 08-01-08, 09:16 PM
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i was thinking this very same thought for the past 2 wks, converse high top cloth type.
 
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I just bought some low top Kurt Cobain converse!
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Old 08-01-08, 09:34 PM
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MKS GR-9 pedals seem like a good route to go for a softer-soled shoe.
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Old 08-01-08, 10:07 PM
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i wear Sperry Topsiders

they FTW
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Old 08-01-08, 10:21 PM
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I wear them every day and ride half-centuries in them.
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Old 08-02-08, 12:47 AM
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Summer= Keen's
Winter= Whatever shoe I decide to wear. It's usually between Onitsuka Tigers (not the really thin ones), Saucony Jazz, or even Vans monochrome slip-ons with Smartwool socks.
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Old 08-02-08, 01:41 AM
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All stars? They're fine.
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Originally Posted by JayNev View Post
man, they're just shoes. i dunno?
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They're way too flexy, besides after Nike bought out Converse and exported the American factories, I don't give a sheehawt about 'em any more.
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Nike bought out Converse and exported the American factories
Huh? When'd this happen?
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