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Question about pedals...105 toe cage pedals for starters(10 posts)

Question about pedals...105 toe cage pedals for startersTrevo
May 13, 2003 8:19 PM
So I managed to break the toe cages on my 105 pedals, and need replacement ones. Which got me to thinking about if I couldent find replacement ones whats the next best thing? Id have to say I was very pleased with the 105 pedals. My only beef with them is that when set up properly, they dont allow easy twist out exit. Good thing is that Ive only gotten snagged by them once and that was tonight(trying to roll backwards so I had only one foot in a cage)

Iam reluctant to go clipless just yet...as I dont want to have to change shoes wheresever I go.
All opinions appreciated.

Trevo
I'm confusedSteve_0
May 14, 2003 3:43 AM
did you break the pedal or the cage?
New, metal Dura Ace cagesctheronj
May 17, 2003 8:35 AM
You can get aluminum cages for those pedals at www.thethirdhand.com (AKA Loose Screws Bicycle Small Parts) for $22 a pair. I have the plastic clips and they were breaking all the time, until I switched to clipless.
I use Looks with no problems.dzrider
May 14, 2003 5:14 AM
I go to lunch and downtown errands a few days a week with running shoes and they work fine. The surface is big enough and the tread on the shoes catches pretty well on the front of the pedal. I have yet to try major descents without clipping in, and don't expect I will any time soon, so if you can't avoid the big downhills, I'll withdraw my recommendation.
re: Question about pedals...105 toe cage pedals for startersukiahb
May 14, 2003 7:47 AM
I'm using Shimano PD-M323 pedals on my fixie, they are SPD on one side and platform on the other. They work really well for me as it is my around town/street clothes bike, but I can clip in for longer rides. Riding unclipped on the platforms has no problem as long as I keep the speed reasonable...if I'm heading out of town I wear my bike shoes and clip in though.
ditto...Steve_0
May 14, 2003 7:58 AM
love them pedals.
Second the SPD styles...OverStuffed
May 14, 2003 3:22 PM
If you're doing a lot of commuting type stuff, road clipless don't make any sense. I have Time ATAC pedals, with recessed cleats, and haven't had any problems. Highly recommend a front brake, too, if you don't already have one. It'll save your knees and make clipping out on hills etc, not so much of an issue. I had tried toe clips for a week or so, hated them compared to the clipless.
.....yeah I broke the cagesTrevo
May 14, 2003 9:20 AM
I dont wanna use clips at all. Even with a sneaker adapter or a single sided pedal, It still sucks trying to have absolute stopping power with out cages. Casue my legs is my brakes.

Trevo
i'll sing the praises of MKS GR-9's with zefal half clipsSpirito
May 14, 2003 12:54 PM
its my everyday, everywhere bike and i ride them with flip flops, sneaks or even barefoot. super big flip tab and so easy to get into - basically a step on pedal with a toe locater or guide (nothing to think about). great when drunk or continuously stop/starting in traffic. best of all its cheap - cost me $34 all up so if someone steals them i aint gonna cry.

i have a proper set of campy quil pedals with clips and straps with old skool shoes/cleats to match or use with - i used to put them on for longer rides and then realised i wasnt any faster, and far less comfortable. i also dont want to end up under a bus and given that NYC gets pretty hairy its good to know that i can hop off the bike in a hurry. the mks platforms are so easy to move around on ....

basic and good - ymmv

ciao
"great when drunk"Steve_0
May 15, 2003 4:05 AM
no better urban pub-crawler than a FG beater, IMO.