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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:08 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:55 pm
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Location: Derby
I'm refurbing a Harry Quinn, and I've fitted Super Record pedals, with Christophe straps and topclips. For the work ride, I use a Giant Bowery '84 with Wellgo pedals, toeclips and double-straps.

I'm wondering what shoes people wear for these - I've been using Converse Chuck Taylor, as they're light and thin enough to fit in the clips... but the grips on the Giant are piercing through the sole, and I need some new ones that might last longer... what do you lot use?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:46 pm 
Retro Guru

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Traditional cycling shoes of course. Actually you may find old stock modern shoes that take bolt on cleats. I had some Specialized road shoes that used the rear 2 of a 3 bolt set up to use old style cleats. There are modern shoes that are very retro as well but the prices are not. Failing that look for a touring shoe as many can be used without any SPD or similar cleats having rubber soles. You really want something fairly smooth. Black of course.


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