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Old 05-04-05, 03:37 AM
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What kind do you use for long distance touring ??

Are these OK?

https://www.greggscycles.com/cartgeni...id=1318&cid=19
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try time atac pedals instead - larger contact area, simpler mechanism, bigger cleat - safer, more durable/longer lasting

https://www.mtbr.com/reviews/pedal/index_T.shtml
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What are WTB clipless, 2-sided pedals ?

Looking at the Bianchi Volpe

https://www.bianchiusa.com/volpe.html
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I would strongly suggest mountain bike pedals. Why? Because you can then use MTB shoes, which will allow you to walk w/o waddling or slipping.

Personally, I use Speedplay Frog pedals (on all my bikes), and when touring, wear the Shimano Sandals. I don't bring any other shoes, just layer socks as needed. Neoprene socks from a hunting store work great as waterproof/cold weather layers.

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I have always been fond of these https://www.greggscycles.com/cartgeni...id=1319&cid=19

there are times when I'm am cruising around in traffic or a crowd and don't want to be clipped in. It also lets me wear sneakers or sandals when I am camped and just want to ride up to the store or bathrooms

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Yeah..those Shimano multipurpose might be what I'm looking for. Thanks for the tip
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I just picked up those Shimano M-324s last week and have really liked them. I like that I can ride in normal shoes or cycling shoes, too. And big surprise...they were cheaper here in Poland than on the net in the US!
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Hi mshattuck.

What about bikes ? Are they cheaper as well and do the shops carry all the big brands??
I'm in southern Sweden, so very close.

Up here bikes are exspensive as hell
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Shops in Poznan carry: Unibike (Polish brand), Giant, Mongoose, Trek, and some other less known (to me at least) brands. The prices really seem to be about what I'm seeing on the web for bikes in the US.
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I like BMX-style pedals. Last week I found a pair for $20 with a mega-wide platform coated with rubber. Even the "teeth" that grip your shoes are heavy duty rubber. These pedals are wider than my waterproof rain boots, my hiking boots, and work great with regular walking shoes, or even sandals.

The cyclists' habit of copying whatever Lance does is silly most of the time, but never sillier than putting racing style pedals on a touring bike. I doubt even Lance would use half-dollar sized clip-in pedals if he were heading into the hills for a mixture of hiking and biking.
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
The cyclists' habit of copying whatever Lance does is silly most of the time, but never sillier than putting racing style pedals on a touring bike. I doubt even Lance would use half-dollar sized clip-in pedals if he were heading into the hills for a mixture of hiking and biking.
Who's copying Lance ? I've never heard of a touring cyclist who uses performance enhancing drugs.

And who mentioned anything about hiking ??
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Yea, generally I'd say the touring crowd is right up there among the least likely to care about copying Lance, except for some of the more zesty Audax set, perhaps.

Anyway, I second the suggestion for Mtn bike pedals and either SPD sandals or sneaks.

If you don't walk on the concrete any more than you have to, the footware can last a good while before the soles wear out, but try to get shoes/sandals with soles that aren't too floppy or bendable.
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My favorite touring pedal right now (for use with toe clips):

https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Fra...Lyot_Berth.htm

These are cool too:

https://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Phil_pedals.htm
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Originally Posted by velonomad
I have always been fond of these https://www.greggscycles.com/cartgeni...id=1319&cid=19

there are times when I'm am cruising around in traffic or a crowd and don't want to be clipped in. It also lets me wear sneakers or sandals when I am camped and just want to ride up to the store or bathrooms
I've been using these same pedals for years now, with both a normal looking MTB shoe (that I can easily hike in) and now the Shimano Sandals. Can't reccomend them enough. On any long ride I'll unclip and ride w/o for a while, just to change things up. Just like different hand positions are good, so are different pedal positions.
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I'm a big fan of the Performance Campus pedal. You can clip in (SPD) on one side or ride in shoes or sneakers on the other. ttp://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=2275&subcategory_ID=5240 And they're relatively cheap.

Also love those Shimano SPD sandals.
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WOW, I thought I had the only three pairs of Phil Woods CHP pedals left. I found mine at a flea market, one pair was installed on an old english three speed and the other two in a parts bin. One pair is only good for parts as the threads are damaged (gone) and only one pair still has the toe clips and straps.
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