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post #31 of 55
So who did you get to take the photo?

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post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
the leg-shaving guys on your local road racer team might laugh, but there is NOTHING wrong with using MTB pedals and shoes on a roadie. one of my friends does this very thing and she likes it because she's primarily a MTB rider and saw no reason to have different shoes and pedals for her road bike.
Exactly! Works for me. Besides roadies shut up real quick when you can drop them on climbs or out sprint them. Ain't your shoes that count. It's your lungs.
post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by DrFRAU

Honey Chile! Honey Chile!
No Manolos for you, sugar.

I have narrow feet, but I suggest you do some walking in store with the shoes of your choice. I didn't consider how much walking/running you might have to do offroad when I bought my shoes.
post #34 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc
Honey Chile! Honey Chile!
No Manolos for you, sugar.

I have narrow feet, but I suggest you do some walking in store with the shoes of your choice. I didn't consider how much walking/running you might have to do offroad when I bought my shoes.
LOL! Just reading that name makes my feet ache. Personally I think Fashion Designers of Women's shoes should be boiled in their own pudding!:

Finding "girl shoes" has always been an adventure for me.(especially in the teen years) If I need heels for a dress occasion, usually I find a "D" and just hurt for a few hours until I can't feel my toes anymore.:

Yesterday I went to the three places in town that carry cycling shoes. There were a few 42 "D"'s that I could at least get my feet into, but they all had tight places that I just knew were going to turn into hot spots at about mile 15.

I've found a few Lake wides and Sidi Mega's online - but they are all pretty pricey. I'll do it if I have to, but it kills me to spend more on the durn shoes than I will be for the pedals and cleats! Oh well - after about $400 for the ski boots, what am I complaining about?:
post #35 of 55
I've been running the same pairs of Sidis for about 10 years now. They'll last a while, and they do stretch a bit too.
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by DrFRAU
Finding "girl shoes" has always been an adventure for me.(especially in the teen years) If I need heels for a dress occasion, usually I find a "D" and just hurt for a few hours until I can't feel my toes anymore.:
Yowp. Bet all the welts split, fray or crack at the forefoot, too. :

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I've found a few Lake wides and Sidi Mega's online - but they are all pretty pricey.
You know about the Bike Froogles: qbike and bestwebbuys ?

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I'll do it if I have to, but it kills me to spend more on the durn shoes than I will be for the pedals and cleats!
I've seen a peanut stand
I've heard a rubber band,
But when I see a woman post that!

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Oh well - after about $400 for the ski boots,
Wish I could swing that deal. Easy double that for next season.

If only they could last as long as epic's Sidis.
post #37 of 55
this thread now needs someone to link to an .mp3 file of Steve Martin's first comedy album and its sketch, "The Cruel Shoes." even funnier than "let's get small" if you can believe that.
post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch

Wish I could swing that deal. Easy double that for next season.

If only they could last as long as epic's Sidis.
...Why can't you swing that, I got diablo race 130s for 450 at the end of march.



Anyway, in response to the suggestion of mallet c's, my only problem with them is that:
A: They weigh a metric ton!
B: The platform with grippy parts to keep you on there can make it hard to clip in and out.

But to each their own, I like my candys.
post #39 of 55
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
...Why can't you swing that, I got diablo race 130s for 450 at the end of march.
No 26s in march. I did try them in Pestember of '04; preferred Atomic.

130s felt like either knee was being pushed outwards or pivot bit into instep tendon. The ramp angle biznis and the too-wide heels said 'No' in quite a nice counterpoint, descant really.

Back to Dr. Frau now, waiting for S. Martin link.
post #40 of 55
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch
No 26s in march. I did try them in Pestember of '04; preferred Atomic.

130s felt like either knee was being pushed outwards or pivot bit into instep tendon. The ramp angle biznis and the too-wide heels said 'No' in quite a nice counterpoint, descant really.

Back to Dr. Frau now, waiting for S. Martin link.
I had an Atomic racetech soft on the other foot when I was trying the tecnicas on. I would have bought them except that I was leaving for Vail in about 6 hours, so I didn't have time for excessive work. They were also 450 though, but w/e.
post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
I had an Atomic racetech soft on the other foot when I was trying the tecnicas on. I would have bought them except that I was leaving for Vail in about 6 hours, .
Really trying hard not to hate you right now, you smug - : :

I'm in 11:50s now, punched out at the 6th toe and both navicular bones. Was thinking black T11 or B10 but you're the 2nd person to say Racetech soft.

Hey, we're supposed to be bike geeks in this thread, eh?

Wide foot roadies:

Anyone else point their Looks to in between the big and little toes instead of up the middle of the shoe?
post #42 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cantunamunch
Wide foot roadies:

Anyone else point their Looks to in between the big and little toes instead of up the middle of the shoe?
Explain????:
post #43 of 55
Performance has Sidi's on sale!!

Performance Bike Shoes

Even less expensive ($189.00) if you are a Team Performance member, costs $20/year. Get 10% back on purchases or every $100 spent, special pricing and expedited shipping.

Bong
post #44 of 55
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That denotes only the tip of the cleat as a fair bit of that adjustment comes from rotary twist.
post #45 of 55
Thread Starter 
UPDATE:

So now that I've gotten three solid paychecks in a row I finally broke down and ordered the stuff today.

Sidi Bullet II (Mega) MTN shoes

Crank Bros Candy C clipless pedals

I'll let ya know how it goes and take pix of the crash wounds
post #46 of 55
Thread Starter 
Package arrived this afternoon.

Sidi Mega's in a 42 are PERFECT!!

Now I just gotta get to the shop to get it all put on (or SHOW me) and get adjusted.
post #47 of 55
And?

Have you changed your saddle position now that you have them?
post #48 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch
And?

Have you changed your saddle position now that you have them?
Well, there's a problem. I went over a week ago to get the pedals mounted and get fit. But remember I posted on this thread about not having alot of calf clearance and how I had to be careful of chain bites? Well with the pedals mounted and me clicked in on the trainer in the shop, I was constantly scraping the derailleur with my right calf. I guess I was riding on the outsides of my regular pedals to accomodate without even thinking about it. So now the shop owner had to find a supplier for "knee saver" extensions for the pedals to move me out a couple centimeters.

This poses an additional problem in that the Candys go on w/ an allen wrench, but the knee savers need a pedal wrench and therefore aren't compatible????

So now I have to ship the Candys back to Performance - gonna have to check on their return policy. The shop owner kept trying to push Shimanos on me, but then changed his mind and said that he did have some Times in stock. ( First he said Allium - then he said Atacs, so I'm not sure which).

So now I'm going to have to figure out exactly where on my regular pedals my feet usually rest, so we can figure out which width of knee savers he needs to order - then we have to be sure that the pedals that I choose are compatible with the knee savers.

This is turning into a bigger deal than I anticipated - and is a little discouraging - my wierdo anatomy betrays me once again

Any comments or suggestions? Anybody else use pedal extenders?
post #49 of 55
Last set of ATAC Aliums I saw was Allen-wrench, don't think those'll go.
post #50 of 55
I think the ATAC Alium pedals still have flats for regular pedal wrench in addition to the allen key hole. They should work with the Kneesaver pedal extenteders I just found with google. I hadn't heard of those before.

ATAC Alium is one type of ATAC pedals (less expensive model, but have same features just a little heavier), I use them. The more pricey models might not have the pedal wrench compatibilty you need. Grab those Aliums, they are great pedals.
post #51 of 55
Not that it's conclusive ...Time's brochure for '05 shows flats for a pedal wrench for all ATAC models except the XS TI CARBON

http://www.timesportusa.com/files/2005TIME.pdf

I should have two sets of the ALIUM S in hand next week and can update on those.
post #52 of 55
Thread Starter 

It works!!

Got a call from the shop today that the knee savers were in.

Tried the 25mm and the 20mm versions - - 20mm felt the best. Combined w/ the ATAC-XE pedals and Viola - no more calf scraping!!

The ATACs were MUCH easier to click into than the Candy C's too. The Candy's just seemed to spin around and wouldn't let me get a good purchase on them. The ATACs I got into on the first try no problem.

So after practicing on the trainer in the shop, they turned me loose - and I managed 12 miles on the ride home with no mishaps. I clicked in and out about 4 times on the way, but no tip-overs (so far -- I know it's coming sooner or later though)

I REALLY like this so far - pedaling seems smoother and hills seem a bit easier too. I suppose my hamstrings will hate me in the morning though.

Now I need to call Performance and see if they will take back the Candy's.
post #53 of 55
Any of you chunkyfooters tried Duegi?
post #54 of 55
Thread Starter 

Doofus Report

Subtitled: "Pride Goeth Before the Fall"

Well, I was out riding late this afternoon/evening and was all proud of myself that I had gone nearly 60 miles so far this week without a mishap with the pedals.....

We all KNEW it was coming didn't we?

So I'm coming up to the next-to-last intersection on my way back, unclipped in prep to stop, stepped down..... and a milisecond later I was lying on the ground on the "opposite"(still clipped) side.: So I laughed at myself for being a doofus, got back on and proceeded on, while deconstructing the event and trying to figure out how in the heck THAT happened, when I had already stepped down.

Not a half mile later, as I approached the last intersection, there was a car already stopped there. (street intersects the rail-trail - 4 way stop). I slowed down, anticipating that she would proceed on through and then I could just "California stop" and proceed. Well, she saw me coming and hesitated. That meant I had to actually stop. By then I was AT the intersection, tried to unclip....... and had that "Oh sh*t" moment....... TiiiimmmmmBERrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......CRUNCH! It was classic.

So I'm sitting in the cinders, laughing and shaking my head, with BOTH feet still firmly locked in the pedals. The nice lady in the car did roll down her window and ask if I was okay, though.

It took me a good 30 or 40 seconds to figure out how in the world to get unclipped from that position, but I finally got it figured out, and made it the last 400 yards to the car without further mishap.

So - now I've lost my clipless virginity (twice in 5 minutes, even) and have two scraped elbows and a pulled calf muscle to prove it.

Glad I got THAT out of the way...
post #55 of 55

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