I am guilty of that "sin" on a regular basis. I have a difficult time finding shoes to fit my tiny, stubby, wide, thick feet. The toestraps also kill me on long rides. I ride with clipless most of the time and put the proper pedals on for the show.
We're a friendly bunch; none of us are that judgmental. Nothing to fear, we just want your company.
> If it wouldn't cause such an uproar in my household (read - angry wife), I'd
> fly from Maine to California in a heartbeat to join in the fun with my
> Motobecane and Gazelle/Raleigh to help fill in some of the blanks. Which
> leads me to a question - would it show poor taste to ride the Motobecane
> with modern (clipless) pedals and shoes in such company? I KNEW I should
> have never tossed out those old ratty cycling shoes!
> Dave Whitney
> Portland, Maine