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I would like a set of clipless pedals, but my question is do they make a set that I can also use without wearing the special cycling shoes? For example if I just want to hop on a go 4 blocks down the street to the store and dont feel like changing my shoes.
 

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thanks! I was actually looking at those exact pedals but was not 100% sure they would work. I did not want to spend that much if they would not do what I wanted them to do.
 

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They do make pedals that will do what you are asking, but as someone who wanted them for the same reasons and has used them, they leave a bit to be desired in actual use. I always found myself fiddling for the correct side to use. While this isn't that bad to have happen whilst pedaling to the store, it is a bit of a problem at times on the trail.

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so one side of the pedal is flat and the other side has the clip area? if thats the case it does seem it could pose a problem..
 

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there are both types. the ones that osmarandsara posted have a clip on both sides (along with all the 'good' platformed clipless pedals) and there are also the ones that are flats on one side and clips on the other.
 

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tyler243 said:
Just a warning is the clip stick out above the platform. I once forgot my clipless shoes when I went for a ride and decided to ride in the sneakers...all I have to say is owwww, I made it less that a quarter mile :eekster: (oh and they were cb candys so same style different size platform)
Never had an issue with the Mallets and normal shoes...the Shimano ones like the M545 are worthless with normal shoes and would cause pain.

BTW-don't buy the one side clipless, one side platform...they are bad in both situations:nono:
 

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Isn't there a company that makes pedals with removable plastic pieces you can clip into your pedals to make them platforms for doing day to day errands?

I remember seeing them somewhere, but can't remember the brand/product.
 

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Isn't there a company that makes pedals with removable plastic pieces you can clip into your pedals to make them platforms for doing day to day errands?
"removable plastic pieces" and mtb pedals just don't seem to go together real well, IMHO. :D
 

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A pedal wrench is a better option, takes only a few minutes to change them.
I leave flats on my bike unless I'm going for a "real" ride, then it doesn't take much longer to put on the clipless pedals than it does the shoes.
 

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Huww said:
Isn't there a company that makes pedals with removable plastic pieces you can clip into your pedals to make them platforms for doing day to day errands?

I remember seeing them somewhere, but can't remember the brand/product.
Yeah, many times they come with bikes that have clipless pedals. Probably made by Shimano. The problem with them is that they won't last very long taking them in and out as the plastic gets tore up pretty quickly (OK, VERY quickly) by the retention mechanism. Been there, tried that.
 
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