Platform / Clipless Pedals Suggestion



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Simon

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Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I want
to use regular shoes for quick rides around the
neighbourhood. Any suggestions?

tia, Simon
 
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Dean A. Stepper

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"Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> want to use
regular
> shoes for quick rides around the neighbourhood. Any
> suggestions?
>
> tia, Simon
>
>
I use Shimano 545....the engagement part of the pedal is
higher than the outside cage. It is uncomfortable when
wearing non-biking shoes.
 
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Dan Volker

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"Dean A. Stepper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> "Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> > want to use
> regular
> > shoes for quick rides around the neighbourhood. Any
> > suggestions?
> >
> > tia, Simon
> >
> >
> I use Shimano 545....the engagement part of the pedal is
> higher than the outside cage. It is uncomfortable when
> wearing non-biking shoes.
>

It takes all of about 2 minutes and a pedal wrench to switch
from the SPD's to a pair of cheap Kmart flat pedals ( about
$9.00 a pair). Or, buy a junker bike ( $ 60) with flat
pedals for riding around town, etc, and if someone steals
it, you won't care so much. Dan V
 
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Per ElmsäTer

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Simon wrote:
> Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> want to use regular shoes for quick rides around the
> neighbourhood. Any suggestions?
>

Shimano sells a clipon platform that you clipon to a SPD
pedal. You then ride it with your normal shoes.

--
Perre

You have to be smarter than a robot to reply.
 
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William Pughe

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"Per Elmsäter" <[email protected]> writes:

> Simon wrote:
> > Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> > want to use regular shoes for quick rides around the
> > neighbourhood. Any suggestions?
> >
>
> Shimano sells a clipon platform that you clipon to a SPD
> pedal. You then ride it with your normal shoes.
>
> --
> Perre
>
> You have to be smarter than a robot to reply.
I bought one of these systems a long time ago, and quickly
realized that for quickie rides it wasn't worth the hassle
of putting it on, and for any ride that was long enough I'd
rather just put on my shoes.

Having pedals with one side clip in and one side flat is
good for a commuter bike.

Will
 
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Kamus Of Kadizh

Guest
On Mon, 03 May 2004 13:27:01 -0400, Dan Volker wrote:

> It takes all of about 2 minutes and a pedal wrench to
> switch from the SPD's to a pair of cheap Kmart flat pedals
> ( about $9.00 a pair). Or, buy a junker bike ( $ 60) with
> flat pedals for riding around town, etc, and if someone
> steals it, you won't care so much. Dan V

Why? It takes a second to flip the pedal over. My wife uses
the flip pedals on her tourer/kid hauler. Much easier if you
want to jump on the bike and go around the block.

performance used to sell a pedal - Campus? Commuter? That
had a SPD clip on one side, and a platform on the other. If
you can't find those, many spin bikes have those pedals, so
any shop that handles spin bikes should be able to help you.

--Kamus
 
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Steve + Laura

Guest
Simon, I just swapped both my bikes to shimano 324 pedals
(clipless on one side, cage on the other). So far, I like
them better than the Wellgo double sided clipless pedals
that came with my mountain bike, they are a bit easier to
get out of. Pricepoint has them for $50.

Steve.

Simon wrote:
> Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> want to use regular shoes for quick rides around the
> neighbourhood. Any suggestions?
>
> tia, Simon
 
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Sniffinvinyl

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"William Pughe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Per Elmsäter" <[email protected]> writes:
>
> > Simon wrote:
> > > Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> > > want to use regular shoes for quick rides around the
> > > neighbourhood. Any suggestions?
> > >
> >
> > Shimano sells a clipon platform that you clipon to a SPD
> > pedal. You then ride it with your normal shoes.
> >
> > --
> > Perre
> >
> > You have to be smarter than a robot to reply.
> I bought one of these systems a long time ago, and quickly
> realized that for quickie rides it wasn't worth the hassle
> of putting it on, and for any ride that was long enough
> I'd rather just put on my shoes.
>
> Having pedals with one side clip in and one side flat is
> good for a
commuter
> bike.
>
> Will

I had the same experience, and never really used the clip-on
platforms. Riding the bike is actually fine with regular
shoes on my clipless pedals, but sometimes I will also put
on my old spd shoes which are not that stiff in the sole if
I end up doing some walking.

Sniffinvinyl
----------------
Remain sane, cycle your brains out . . .
 
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Simon

Guest
Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. I decided to
go with Crank Bros. Mallet C's. I'll reply back once I get
them put on and go for a ride.

"Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
> want to use
regular
> shoes for quick rides around the neighbourhood. Any
> suggestions?
>
> tia, Simon
 
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Slash

Guest
On Mon, 03 May 2004 21:10:32 GMT, Steve + Laura
<[email protected]> scribbled:

>Simon, I just swapped both my bikes to shimano 324 pedals
>(clipless on one side, cage on the other). So far, I like
>them better than the Wellgo double sided clipless pedals
>that came with my mountain bike, they are a bit easier to
>get out of. Pricepoint has them for $50.
>
>Steve.

Nashbar Rodeos are similar, and what I have on my bike right
now. I'll probably try clipless this summer, but will likely
retain the platform (Crank Brothers Mallets) because the
ease of being able to jump on a ride is a nice convenience.
I think it helps occasionally in tricky terrain too, but
that's me and I'm kind of odd.

-Slash
--
"Ebert Victorious"
-The Onion
 
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Skokatt

Guest
"Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. I decided
> to go with Crank Bros. Mallet C's. I'll reply back once I
> get them put on and go for a ride.
>
> "Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> Anyone use clipless pedals with a platform surround? I
>> want to use
> regular
>> shoes for quick rides around the neighbourhood. Any
>> suggestions?
>>
>> tia, Simon
>>
>>
>
>
>

Let me know how the Crank Bros. Mallets work out for ya...
I've been wanting to switch over to clipless for a while
now, but since my bike is a campus bike first, trail bike
second I've been weary of getting rid of my Zu-Zu's for
overall performance.

--
- Chris Stovall - www.skokatt.com
_____________________________

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bag of experience. The trick is to fill one before you
empty the other.
 
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Westie

Guest
Simon wrote:
> Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. I decided
> to go with Crank Bros. Mallet C's. I'll reply back once I
> get them put on and go for a ride.

Ditto. Would love to hear how they go. Especially if whether
or not you can stay unclipped on them while wearing cleats.
--
Westie (Replace 'invalid' with 'yahoo' when replying.)
 
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Westie

Guest
Slash wrote:
> On Mon, 03 May 2004 21:10:32 GMT, Steve + Laura
> <[email protected]> scribbled:
>
>> Simon, I just swapped both my bikes to shimano 324 pedals
>> (clipless on one side, cage on the other). So far, I like
>> them better than the Wellgo double sided clipless pedals
>> that came with my mountain bike, they are a bit easier to
>> get out of. Pricepoint has them for $50.
>>
>> Steve.
>
> Nashbar Rodeos are similar, and what I have on my bike
> right now. I'll probably try clipless this summer, but
> will likely retain the platform (Crank Brothers Mallets)
> because the ease of being able to jump on a ride is a nice
> convenience. I think it helps occasionally in tricky
> terrain too, but that's me and I'm kind of odd.

Got a question for you, Slash. If you're wearing cleats,
can you stay UNclipped while using the Mallets? I'm
looking at the Mallets but aren't sure if you can ride
technical terrain unclipped and stay unclipped even if
your foot slides around a bit. I thought that it'd be
unavoidable to clip in?
--
Westie (Replace 'invalid' with 'yahoo' when replying.)
 
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Dan Volker

Guest
"Westie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Simon wrote:
> > Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. I decided
> > to go with Crank Bros. Mallet C's. I'll reply back once
> > I get them put on and go for a ride.
>
> Ditto. Would love to hear how they go. Especially if
> whether or not you can stay unclipped on them while
> wearing cleats.
> --

I tried finding a pedal combination about 6 months ago like
this---any cleated pedal I tried tended to end up clipping
back in if you tried staying unclipped and pedaling like the
pedal was a flat. If you had a real flat pedal on one side,
and a clip on the other, then you still had the problem that
the cleat ruins your ability to "stick" to the pedal surface
like soft soles on flats. If there was a pedal with clip on
one side, and flat on the other, where you could have an
indentation that would keep the cleat from interfering with
the rest of the shoe's contact--allowing it to "stick" to
the platform well, then this would be awesome for some
trails with big bridge sections where riding clipped in is
not particularly comfortable ( or smart at my level of
technical ability on bridges;-).

Maybe you could build up something on the flat side that
could do this--but I've never seen it.

Dan V
 
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Simon

Guest
I got the Mallet C's put on this Saturday and did about five
hours of riding over the weekend. The pedals are great! I
takes a bit of thinking to stay unclipped while wearing
cleats (staying on the outer edge of the pedal). With street
shoes you can hardly feel the egg beater in the centre. A
great compromise and just what I was looking for.

They are on the heavy side compared to my SPDs but the ease
of getting in and out of the pedal is well worth it. I feel
much more comfortable on the technical stuff and it's easy
to keep tackling a hill if you accidentally get unclipped.

"Westie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Simon wrote:
> > Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. I decided
> > to go with Crank Bros. Mallet C's. I'll reply back once
> > I get them put on and go for a ride.
>
> Ditto. Would love to hear how they go. Especially if
> whether or not you can stay unclipped on them while
> wearing cleats.
> --
> Westie (Replace 'invalid' with 'yahoo' when replying.)
 
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Westie

Guest
Simon wrote:
> I got the Mallet C's put on this Saturday and did about
> five hours of riding over the weekend. The pedals are
> great! I takes a bit of thinking to stay unclipped while
> wearing cleats (staying on the outer edge of the pedal).
> With street shoes you can hardly feel the egg beater in
> the centre. A great compromise and just what I was
> looking for.
>
> They are on the heavy side compared to my SPDs but the
> ease of getting in and out of the pedal is well worth it.
> I feel much more comfortable on the technical stuff and
> it's easy to keep tackling a hill if you accidentally get
> unclipped.

Thanks for getting back to us. Glad that you're
enjoying them :)
--
Westie (Replace 'invalid' with 'yahoo' when replying.)