Re: [CR] shoes & cleats

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From: "Silverman" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:36:26 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR] shoes & cleats

I'm in complete agreement with Lou Deeter's post. I've got a stable of 70's and 80's retros that I ride regularly. Every one gets road time; no living room sculptures allowed. That said, all are fitted with Look pedals (& I've got a box of Record/Super Record/Triumph pedals with toeclips stashed away).

I am prone to developing bone spurs on the outside of my feet, exactly where the toeclip straps hit. I well remember back in the mid-80's, at mile 80 of a century ride, my feet strapped into the pedals and screaming in agony. I recall thinking: "You know, 150 bucks for new shoes, 150 bucks for those new clipless pedals, 300 bucks- that sounds reasonable!

After that ride, I got a new pair of Sidi's. a set of Dura-Ace Look pedals (which I still use on one of my bikes) and have never looked back. Yeah, retro is cool, but I've gotta be comfortable.

Bill Silverman
Pasadena, CA, USA