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    pedals for street

    I've been using some cheapie VP pedals with toeclips, but they are a pain to fit snugly to my shoes leading to ugly deceleration, and last night the platform snapped under what would be pretty routine acceleration :(

    What's a good strong toeclip pedal that is ok for use with casual shoes on the street?

    What sort of price should I be looking at? The VP ones I had were ~30 from the local shop.

    And more generally... What types of pedals do you guys prefer to use?

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    pedals for street

    I've always had clipless pedals for a fixie. I don't like the play of the feet in toeclips and straps.

    Better feel and control with using clipless pedals I reckon. Currently running eggbeaters. Shoes for clipless pedals can be pretty casual ... lots of styles these days that don't look like cycling shoes. I ride to work and wear my shoes the whole day and no one's the wiser.

    No. I do not ride for fashion and I do not care if your bicycle is prettier than mine.

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    pedals for street

    I think you'll find most people here are probably using either SPDs or eggbeaters.

    I've been using eggbeaters for a couple of months maybe after using SPDs for years. I reckon eggbeaters are a lot better, but you can get SPDs quite a bit cheaper.

    Sounds like a good time to see how this bb software does polls.
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    SPDs - with maybe Time Atac as the next option - dunno why not Eggbeaters?

    [edit] - since found the poll in "street"
    "A shit cog will destroy any good hub..."

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    pedals for street

    You'll never like straps and cages until you get leather double straps. Mmmmmmm. Worth every penny.
    Velo juggernaut.

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    pedals and straps

    Look for a pair of Suntour Sprint or Superbe Pedals.

    Absolute Gold. You'll pay good money for them. But they are fantastic.

    Yeah, sometimes it gets a bit jerky slowing down, but you have to love steel toe caps.

    Just don't try riding in Thongs. it hurts a bit if you try and slow down suddenly!!!!

    'there's very few cars at 0530.....'

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    pedals for street

    mmm I have a pair of suntour superbe pro pedals, MKS NJS clips and alredo binda straps. I found them in my garage cleanup today ! Never used them though...

    - Joel

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    pedals for street

    what, so you were just strolling through the garage, and voila, a set of suntour superbe pro pedals had materialised amongst the rubble?

    i hereby officially request you package those babies up and send them to HQ here in melbourne, for a full year-long product test. i assume within 12months another set will have appeared in your garage, at which point i would second the request with 'but you already have another set, oh please let me keep them. please sir.'

    let the good times pedal.


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    pedals for street

    WOW......suntour superbe pro you think they are better than my plastic flat wellgo?

    Man, my feet were burning after the sat ride, must have done over 70kms by the time I got home. Volleys, although good, are not really the stiffest of shoes.

    If I went to clipless, how would I do my track trials?

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    Suntour Superbe Pedals

    I am quite sure I have a set of Superbe pedals somewhere in the shop. Not sure of the condition, but someone really wants a set, they would be for sale.

    I know I have a set of Superbe small flange road hubs, which are very nice indeed.

    I recently passed up a set of Superbe high flange track hubs new in the box from a mate here in Sydney for a $100. I am kicking myself.
    P. Lynn Miller
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