Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sandals and Platforms

Because clipless is not practical for a pair of 6 mile daily rides...

First one to mention dual-sided Platform/SPD pedals or SPD Sandals gets to visit my Amazon Wish List and buy said item for me, because I sure as hell can't afford either one.


Anonymous said...

I dunno, I've found clipless to be perhaps not "practical" for my 2.5 mile commute, but it certainly makes it more fun! (but I do have the platform/spd pedals. Not the A-530s, but the older PD-M324s)

Noah said...

The other thing to take into consideration is that most of my office flooring is stained, lacquered concrete. Even with my "recessed" (also: very worn) mountain bike SPD shoes, the cleats hit the floor. This is bad for a number of reasons. First one is my own safety. SPD cleats on lacquered concrete is like walking on ice. Next is the concrete itself, which gets scratches and chips in the lacquer or sometimes the concrete itself. Bike parking is outdoors, so options are limited. I can't just walk in stocking-footed, and having to carry a pair of shoes between home and work would get old quickly.

I miss the ghetto double-sided pedals from my Diamondback Outlook. I just left the test platforms clipped on, and they lasted a long time (until the bike was stolen).

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