Re: [CR]Toe clips? :-)

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Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 17:39:20 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR]Toe clips? :-)
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From: "John Thompson" <>

Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> Having gone back to toe clips, I really have no interest in using
> clipless pedals again. The biggest reason is that it is easier for
> me to fit a quick ride into my life when I can use shoes I can
> actually walk in. I almost always wear touring shoes with no cleats
> at all and this makes it easier to run into the post office or
> grocery store or into the convenience store for a pint of milk to
> fuel the ride without walking like a duck.

I have both toe-clip and clipless on my bikes, and manage to go back and forth between them without problems. I use toe-clips on my fixed gear bike (well-worn Zeus track pedals) and my commuter bike (Campy Triomphe pedals -- excellent support for street shoes!), and Look clipless on my other bikes. I tried clipless on the fixed gear, but had more problems getting in to the pedals and more inadvertent disengagement than with toe-clip pedals.
> OK, so SPD type cleats would make walking easier, but I just have no
> motivation to change again, and since I'm not racing, I don't really
> care about the greater pedaling efficiency.

In hindsight I think I would be better served with SPD type pedals than the Looks, but I'm not about to revamp everything just for that reason.

John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA