[CR]re: pedals and toe clips, SHOES.

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 11:50:52 -0500
From: "Linwood S. Hines" <lshines@comcast.net>
To: email at Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: pedals and toe clips, SHOES.

Y'all know, this pedal/toe-clip thing - the problem isn't that - the problem is the darn SHOES. What shoes do y'all wear? I love my Campy pedals w/ clips/straps - as far as I'm concerned, this is the way to go, even with a modern made bike. Another prob is wide feet - even if I wanted to go to modern pedals (won't) most of the shoes are too narrow. I have found an old model of shoes that fit me and into clips/straps wonderfully, but they won't last forever. I also have a pair of the Sidi's that Rivendell sold (should've bought two pair!). Why, with the numbers of riders in the world that still use real pedals and clips/straps isn't there someone who makes shoes to accomodate? And in a wider sizing? AND with old style cleats that just fit on the rear cage of the pedal? Does anyone have connections at a cycling shoe company that could just modify an existing model to have lacing (and maybe a top cover that is velcro-ed to "smooth the transition/cover laces)? Y'all tell me if I'm missing something here. Long live real pedals. Linwood Hines (3" of ice ball bearings, and still falling, in Richmond, VA)