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 Post subject: Cycling footwear
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:33 am 
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I don't have clip in shoes on my road bike but equally not sure that my standard trainers are the best to cycle in - what do other retro-bikers adorn their feet with for long rides?

Are there any nice cycling orientated trainers out there for those of us who like pedals with just straps?


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling footwear
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:53 am 
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I've been using SPD for some 25 years and some of the shoes I've used have been worn whilst out clubbing - cycle to the club, boogie all night then wobble home about 6am.

But being a tighty arse these days, I've found my best pairs at carboot sales. A brand new pair of shimano SH-MT40 for £1.

There are plenty out there but moving away from spd raises the cleats giving you the cleat wobble and clack clack sound as you walk.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:10 am 
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I have several pairs of shoes depending on what age of bike I'm riding - i.e clips & straps or clipless. If clipless I've been using Look pedals for 30 years, and have period Lake shoes that have survived the decades well, for traditional (clips & straps) I have either Reynolds or Diadora.

Bought a large box of assorted NoS shoes a while back that need sorting.

LGF, SPDs aren't roadies pedals !

Rk.


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling footwear
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:16 am 
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Exustar stelvio, with or without cleats.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:22 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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roadking wrote:
I have several pairs of shoes depending on what age of bike I'm riding - i.e clips & straps or clipless. If clipless I've been using Look pedals for 30 years, and have period Lake shoes that have survived the decades well, for traditional (clips & straps) I have either Reynolds or Diadora.

Bought a large box of assorted NoS shoes a while back that need sorting.

LGF, SPDs aren't roadies pedals !

Rk.



Yes they blooomin will are! Cant stand the waddle of Look or those other daft pedals


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:38 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
roadking wrote:
I have several pairs of shoes depending on what age of bike I'm riding - i.e clips & straps or clipless. If clipless I've been using Look pedals for 30 years, and have period Lake shoes that have survived the decades well, for traditional (clips & straps) I have either Reynolds or Diadora.

Bought a large box of assorted NoS shoes a while back that need sorting.

LGF, SPDs aren't roadies pedals !

Rk.



Yes they blooomin will are! Cant stand the waddle of Look or those other daft pedals


I'm with you on that! I do have some Look pedals and shoes but much prefer SPD, so much easier to clip into and walk in.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:37 pm 
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All my bikes now have spd mtb pedals. I'm not risking spilling a round of beers at the post ride pub stop, sliding around the beer garden on plastic skates.

By the way, I've not noticed a loss in cycling efficiency since I stopped using my look deltas

I've also got some northwave bike shoes that look like trainers with no plates that I use on the mtb with flat pedals (no clips or straps) for commuting, social or shoppig


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling footwear
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 am 
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mdvineng wrote:
Exustar stelvio, with or without cleats.

How do they come out size wise?

I take bog standard, common all garden size 8 shoes, but have cycles shoes in many different sizes, which always makes buying shoes from on line traders a bit of a risky prospect.


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling footwear
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:09 am 
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I'm a 9uk or 44 eu and they fitted just fine. http://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b79s154p33 ... Version%2A if they are not the right size, they will swop them for you.


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