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Old June 14th 04, 06:31 AM
jazu
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HI
Looking to buy some not clipples shoes.
Any recommendations?
Is it a bad idea to use just running shoes?
thanks
jazu


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Old June 14th 04, 07:34 AM
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jazu wrote:
HI
Looking to buy some not clipples shoes.
Any recommendations?
Is it a bad idea to use just running shoes?


Running shoes are too flexible for most people; find some with stiff soles.

Some (mtb) cycling shoes have rubber over the cleat location, so you can
just leave it there and ride flat pedals or cages.

Bill "LBS time" S.


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Old June 14th 04, 07:51 AM
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Is it a bad idea to use just running shoes?
thanks


Is any old answer ok, or would you prefer to give some SPECIFICS, like

what
kind of riding you do and what kind of pedals you have.


Nothing extreme. Paved road, gravel, forest trials.
Platform pedals.



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Old June 15th 04, 07:51 PM
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If you want maximum grip, get skate shoes. They have fairly soft soles.


I'm a big fan of skate shoes over here, large level soles, very comfortable
and most have a tread pattern that will let the teeth of your pedals really
lock on.

And they don't stand out when you are in the pub for your post-ride drink.


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6/14/2004
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Old June 15th 04, 08:38 PM
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And they don't stand out when you are in the pub for your post-ride drink.


That reminds me of a ride that Corvus, Jim and myself did in Stillwell Woods
one day. After the ride we went to a fairly nice Italian/pizza place wearing
our dirty, muddy biking clothes and wearing our clipless mtb shoes. We
barged into the place and everyone stopped what they were doing to look at
us. They looked at us like we were aliens or something (not that we aren't).
We sat down to eat with a couple of brews and the whole place watched us
eat, with looks of utter shock on their faces.

- CA-G

Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!


 




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