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Old 08-15-2013, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If there is any biker here I have a quick question:

Currently I have a set of speedplay titanium cleat/pedal combo and they work great so far when I am practicing. But my job is moving office soon and I am planning on biking to work instead of driving the big blue truck at least on sunny day. I have a pair of shimano shoe right now but they are not the recessed kind where you can walk normally on the road. Does anyone know of any pair of shoe that would work with the speedplay cleat system but recessed the clean enough to where I can walk like a normal person?

My second question is: Does anyone have experience going into aero/attack mode? I can use the attack bar but that last only for about 10 seconds before I start to wiggle like no tomorrow.

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No advice, but stick with using the bike as a commuter and you will thank yourself later. The more you do it the more you enjoy it. You don't have to look for parking...
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If I was going to ride my bike with clipless pedals to work I would want a mountain bike style cleat. They are smaller, and the shoes don't tend to look as weird, and walk better.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 for mountain shoes (or sandals!)/pedals for commuting use. I don't know of any recessed-cleat, walkable road bike shoes.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know of any speedplay shoes that are recessed. You can get covers that make it a little easier to walk in. Shimano and keen make casual looking footwear that utilize SPD peddles. You could also pick up a cheap pair of platforms and just wear your normal shoes. This is how I have my commuting bike set up.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You'll have to buy a different pair of pedals and shoes, if you wish to walk around like a normal person. I made this mistake as well and now I've got shoes that I can't walk around in.

As for the areo bars:
Just keep working at it and you'll get used to it. I've tried to ride on them as well on other peoples bike, and I about killed myself as well; that's a perfectly normal way to start out.

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If you decide to go spd, check out chrome industries shoes. They have a few that are spd compatible and made for commuters.
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