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Offline Jersh

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Shimano clipless pedal question
« on: November 05, 2007, 02:46:55 PM »
This question probably demonstrates my noobiness, but I know this is the best place to ask.  I am currently using Shimano SPD m540 clipless pedals.  I'm curious if anyone knows of a platform pedal attachment that might be available for Shimano pedals?  Basically, what I'm looking for is essentially a regular platform pedal that has a cleat built into it that would allow me to keep the clipless pedals on my MTB but ride without using MTB shoes... I'm interested in something like this so I can use my bike for quick trips around the neighborhood, to the store, etc. and not have to wear my MTB shoes.  Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 02:57:04 PM »
There are several manufactures that make what you are looking for, but a quick search found this Crank Bros Mallet.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=&sku=22383&storetype=estore&estoreid=1107&pagename=Estore%3A%20Pedal%20Sale

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 03:50:48 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion Gregg... Not exactly what I'm looking for, but your suggestion lead me to exactly what I am looking for, and that would be this... http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000108&subcategory=60001077&brand=&sku=10990&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Pedal%20Accessories

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 04:04:57 PM »
Before you drop $25 stop by UBC at Fletcher I got the plastic ones ($4/pair) that I use on my Rockhopper when riding with the kids in the neighborhood.

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 06:30:39 PM »
Well there you go! :)

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 11:23:43 PM »
I'd get the new pedals. My father had those on his bike when he got it, and the where lost on the trail after 2 rides, they just don't stay on.
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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007, 07:39:26 AM »
I'd get the new pedals. My father had those on his bike when he got it, and the where lost on the trail after 2 rides, they just don't stay on.

I'm not going to use them on the trails or anything like that... I simply want them for when I need to run up the street to Walgreens or wherever and don't want to have to clog around in my MTB shoes...
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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 08:45:02 AM »
Check Crank bros candies you dont have to change them street or trail

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 11:03:52 AM »
Gears??? We don't need no STINKING GEARS!!!

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 11:05:22 AM »
Check out the Shimano M324 pedal I have a pair on my commuter bike I can use either a mtb shoe or a sneaker

http://bike.shimano.com/catalog/cycle/products/component.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441763012&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302053522&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181785&bmUID=1194364935574

click on the pictoview to see a 360 degree view of the pedal
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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 12:00:04 PM »
Jersh I am with ya on this one, I love my 540's. Tried the egg beaters, just did'nt give me the release I was looking for (in or out) the only knock on the 540 is the weight hence the reason not to go even heavier with the 324. These little platforms will be great for cruzin around the beach or allowing momma to ride sans clip ins :)

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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 05:18:25 PM »
Shimano also makes a Clip flop That's great for casual riding and look just like flip flops but with straps and cleats. I actually use them during the summer when riding my MTB on the Pineallas Trail.
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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 09:26:07 PM »
Shimano also makes a Clip flop That's great for casual riding and look just like flip flops but with straps and cleats. I actually use them during the summer when riding my MTB on the Pineallas Trail.

The Clip flops sound quite interesting!  I ended up with the $4 plastic jobbies that treadlight recommended.
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Re: Shimano clipless pedal question
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2007, 06:55:00 AM »
They're about $50.00 without the cleats,but they've really held up. I've gotten way more use out of them than I ever thought I would. You canstop somewhere and go in without clicking and clacking and slipping all over the place. I guess they click a little. To look at them uoy wouldnever know they're bike shoes.
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