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is this the only product of its type?(6 posts)

is this the only product of its type?secourir
Dec 10, 2001 11:20 AM
am looking to use my bike in a utilitarian role by using it for commuting and as a grocery getter as well as purer long rides. as i have look type pedals i have seen an adapter/clip/strap for them that would enable me to use street shoes which would suit my purposes.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=346

is this the only option or are there other manufacturers with similar items.

info/advice appreciated.
re: is this the only product of its type?TJeanloz
Dec 10, 2001 11:25 AM
Winwood is the only option I'm aware of for LOOK style pedals.
re: is this the only product of its type?cioccman
Dec 10, 2001 11:45 AM
I'll check the indoor cycles at the gym tomorrow to see what they use. They've got a pair of those for every bike. Look is completely dominant in the rooms. I've only seen a handful of spd pedals in those rooms in several years.
trigeeksjs
Dec 10, 2001 12:55 PM
use one made for sneakers, even bigger platform, can't remember name of it though
Pyro Platforms, I think they're called (nm)Marlon
Dec 10, 2001 9:12 PM
nm
Carefulgrzy
Dec 10, 2001 2:20 PM
Bought this product a few years ago with similar thoughts to yours. I was very dissappointed to find that it basically sucks. It's reasonably well made and all that, but it has some serious short comings. First it significantly raises your saddle height requirement so you get to adjust your seat all the time or live with having the saddle in the wrong place. Next, you can't really get a lot of shoes fully in the thing - you feel like you're riding on your toes. next the whole releas concept is flawed - you really can't twist out too easily b/c your foot/shoe rotates inside the toe clip. Next try clipping back in.

It's one of those products that looks great on paper, but stinks in reality. There's a reason why there aren't other mfrs. You'd be much better served by getting some cleated touring/MTB type shoes will suit your purposes. I'll sell you mine for $10. they belong in the same (round) file as the pet rock.