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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:58 pm 
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Some mtb pros in the early 90s used road pedals and shoes for fast, mainly fireroad, races.


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if you are going to use the bike as a road bike , I mean 3 hours + rides , then get some proper raod pedals .
they are a lot more rigid .


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Not my cuppa yet chris. By the way, a big thank you for the bargain XTR rear mech. It works a treat....cheers mate!


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you are welcome . :wink:


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cchris2lou wrote:
if you are going to use the bike as a road bike , I mean 3 hours + rides , then get some proper raod pedals .
they are a lot more rigid .


I don't know if there's a lot in it now, it used to be the case but most of the extra stiffness comes from the shoes these days :)

My Shimano mtb shoes are quite flexible, my Shimano road shoes are like clogs :lol:


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I meant the combination , shoe , pedal.
I use Look pedals and cleats and it is a lot more rigid compared to my SPDs on the MTB .

but yes , they are a nightmare in town .


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cchris2lou wrote:
I meant the combination , shoe , pedal.
I use Look pedals and cleats and it is a lot more rigid compared to my SPDs on the MTB .

but yes , they are a nightmare in town .


I've got some Look pedals from about 2001 in Celeste green ( off a Bianchi ) at the moment their stuck solid in a 105 chainset :?

If I eventually get them off your welcome to them :) or have Look pedals changed too much since then to be of any use to you ?

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Jones wrote:
or have Look pedals changed too much since then to be of any use to you ?


hope not, could do with some new cleats for my sidi shoes and campag pedals from early 90s


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I still like my old Look ARCS as the cleat is huge and they therefore don't cause any nasty pressure points on your feet which I do find using MTB SPD's on the road.

IMHO :wink:


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send me the chainset and I ll get them off for you . :lol:

my look pedals are 1998 ish I think . they still work great .

Stick legs is spot on though . the pressure of the cleat in the pedal is better with large cleats than SPDS .


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