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i am going clipless. probably gotta be spd. any suggestions for shoes? pedals?

thanks
a

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There is no need to be a jerk everytime you post something VD. You don't need to come along and berate people for not obeying the forum rules when that has already been pointed out, and you don't need to do it while ignoring the other rules of the forum. For example:

1) Please attempt to use decent English. These are forums and you have plenty of time to post, plus once you post you have 15 minutes to edit and correct your comments. Posts which contain a vast ammount of abbreviations, leet speak, etc, may be moderated for ease of reading, and repeat offenders' posts may be outright deleted (not to mention appropriate warnings/actions made). If no one can understand what you're saying, what's the point?

2) Be courteous. We have forum members from many different backgrounds, and not all will have the same moral, ethical, spiritual, or political values as you. Be respectful of their beliefs. Treat them the same way you want to be treated, if not better. Basically, don't say anything here that you wouldn't say to someone's face.

Let's consider that strike one for you VD since we need to start the count at some point, right?

And please consider that before you reply.


Lee Diamond

Video_Drome said:
how about searching the damn forum for the answer to this fucking question




sorry this is like the bazillionth one of these "i'm finally being a bad ass and going clipless, what kinda shit should i get" threads
I will agree with Spike. I started using Crank Bros. eggbeaters a couple of months ago and will never go back. I also have Bontrager MTB Race shoes and they are comfy on and off the bike. The whole setup cost me about $160. Money well spent in my opinion!

Spike said:
I have a 925 and I use stainless steel Crank Brothers eggbeaters. My first clipless and it was easy to learn to use. Easy in and out and I use mountain bike shoes, I just got new Bontrager Street shoes and so far so good.
AR said:
i have a redline 925 set up fixed. these will be for riding to and fro about town, with the occasional longer jaunt. also i am looking into to getting a touring bike as i hope to do some long rides next summer.

"float" what is this thing? also, from what i have looked at all the pedals seem kinda tiny....
speedplays are very popular with many roadies..
Cleats are recessed, but expensive.

and cleat covers ROCK !

'nuff said

DB

Brian said:
I LOVE these and will never ride anything else....have tried several types, but not all :)
http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.frog
If you are going to be riding any serious distances e.g. 60 miles or more I would recommend getting a cleat with a larger footprint on the shoe than the SPD's. Although Shimano SPD's work well for urban uses and do make the task of walking easier, they have a smaller footprint which causes me and most I know what I call ''hot feet syndrome" by accumulating the pressure in a smaller area. This is further worsened by the lack of stiffness in the sole that the average mountain shoe has. A good friend of mine just made the switch from the SPD style to Look and he couldn't be any happier. They are just more comfortable because they distribute the pressure to a wider area.

I personally ride Look's, but pedal choice like many other things in biking is a matter of taste as well as function.

Just my 2 cents...

-Ali
I recommend SPD for city riding. Set them to disengage with little effort. Also, I recommend getting tennis-shoe style shoes with cleats set into the sole, so that you can walk on them easily.

On my commuter I use $50 SPD pedals from nashbar.com and Lake I/O 3 shoes (also only $50). I've been pretty happy with the combo during the warm and dry months. YMMV.
you know whats great about your link? it doesn't answer my post. give it a rest, i got it. Leah pointed out some posts, i did search prior to my post, and didn't get what i was looking for. Let's move on shall we?

Video_Drome said:
Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
Hey Marc,

Leah already pointed out a few existing threads to AR.

Video_Drome said:
how about searching the damn forum for the answer to this fucking question




sorry this is like the bazillionth one of these "i'm finally being a bad ass and going clipless, what kinda shit should i get" threads


it's really fun to search for your answer before you make a post.

http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topic/search?q=clipless

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