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MTB pedals(8 posts)

MTB pedalsAC55
Jun 11, 2002 5:28 PM
I'm getting my first road bike and I was wondering about using the same frog pedals I use on my mtb and using them on my new road bike since i'm used to them and I could use the same shoes.If I got tired of switching pedals from bike to bike I would buy a new set of frog's then I would have a new set of cleats when the old ones wear out. Does anyone else do this or is this a no no in the road bike world?
re: MTB pedalsAkirasho
Jun 11, 2002 5:49 PM
... I use Shimano 747's on an FS MTB, a hardtail, a road bike and a TT bike...

... I use Trek Icon single sided SPD clones with MTR shoes on two recumbents...

... I use LOOK road on all the rest that are clipless...

Initially, perhaps like you, I used SPD's for economic and logistics... I couldn't afford a dedicated pair of road shoes and a new pedal system, nor did I want to remember which shoes to throw in the back of the truck... and overall it's worked well. Indeed, there have been times when I've appreciated the recessed cleat and lugged sole of my MTB shoe while playing on pavement.

Do what works for you!

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Use the frogs but buy new pedals, you'll F-up your cranks ntsprockets2
Jun 11, 2002 6:17 PM
nt
How? Now I'm worried... nmp chop
Jun 11, 2002 6:35 PM
do tell us how that will come about.............. (nm)Jekyll
Jun 11, 2002 8:41 PM
if using the ti spindlesweiwentg
Jun 12, 2002 4:10 AM
with larger/wider shoes plus booties, you may hit the crankarms during the pedal stroke. I know this can happen with the X series, but I'm not sure if the Frogs have the same problem. with the X series, one can adjust the lateral position of the cleat.
I didn't mean to be SO absolutist, but there was ...sprockets2
Jun 12, 2002 12:59 PM
little room to do a "title response". I meant to say that taking your pedals on and off, every day or so, over the course of several years, is a decent way of screwing up the crank threads unless you torque exactly to recommended force-and even then you have no guarantee-don't grind in any rocks or shards, and never even come close to cross-threading the pedal threads into the crank. Most cyclists that I have met can't tell me that none of that would occur with them.

I myself have seen numerous older cranks (and likely not as strong metalurgically speaking) start looking bad after just a few pedal changes, including two of my own, and I was pretty careful about not cranking on the wrench too hard.

Again, sorry for the absolutism, but if there is a way to screw things up, many of us can find a way. Just ask your LBS for some horror stories.
No problemmtncranker
Jun 12, 2002 6:12 AM
I've used frogs on my road and mtb bikes for years. Occasionally switched some used ones around, since my whole family uses frogs. When you switch them, clean the threads (duh!), and you'll have no problems.

As long as you are using stiff-soled shoes on the bike, you'll have no problems, and it's nice to be able to walk like a normal human when you stop for coffee.