Hello Kirke. Over the last few years I have been using SPD pedals in my old bikes. It's not period correct, but when you get then adjusted correctly, they wor k really well.
The other problem is that there aren't just a lack of traditional shoes, but also a lack of good quality touring pedals. With manufactures making mo re clipless systems, there are also fewer pedals to choose from.
I see many examples of the traditional pedals around, but they often have the little peace that points up at the end of pedal. I have wide feet, so these won't work for me. Right now I'm using some late 1980s MTB pedals , which are working well. But I'm worried about what I'll do when these give out. I may lower my standards to the things that are left on the mark et, or commute to work clipless.
Any ideas out there.
Tom Harriman San Francisco, Ca
> Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:54:59 -0800
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> Subject: [CR] Touring Shoes and Clipless
> Hey list! (sorry if this went through twice, I dont know if the email c leared the first time!)
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a company that still makes non-cliples s cycling-specific shoes in the style of old Avocet touring shoes? Things l ike this show up on ebay occasionally, but they are rarely in my size and
I dont really want to buy used shoes.
> If you have any tips please share!
> Also, I currently have clips and straps on all my bikes and (believe it
or not) have never used a clipless system! Now, everyone likes to tell m e that going clipless is the best way to improve your pedaling. I was wonde ring if anyone has decided to use clipless pedals on their otherwise "perio d correct," on-topic bikes for the sake of improving technique and effici ency?
> Kirke Campbell
> Houston, Tx USA