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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    As long as you don’t want to actually walk anywhere.

    tpbiker
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    yeah…thats a bit of a concern! Any worse than road cleats though? The only time I walk anywhere in those is when I need to get off for a piss

    bluebird
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    Yes. Crank brothers do them too so you can use egg beaters on a road bike. They have a bit of ‘sole’ too so walking isn’t such a nightmare.

    http://www.hargrovescycles.co.uk/crankbrothers-quattro-3-hole-cleats.html

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    MTB cleats are obviously a bit smaller than the likes of an SPD-SL. If the only time you have to stop is at an occasional traffic light then just learn to re-engage quicker. My Ultegras are balanced so that they end up in a position for me to “toe-in” pretty quickly. Could be that the bearings on whatever you’re riding are a bit rough, in which case they’re not freely rotating to the correct position?

    brooess
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    If you’re flipping your pedals over regularly then maybe best off buying MTB shoes…
    On a typical road ride you barely stop and therefore this shouldn’t be an issue. If you’re using the road bike for commuting then MTB shoes and pedals are your best option – not least so you can walk from bike to desk without falling over as well as wrecking your shoes and cleats

    I use a pair of road shoes with Wellgo adaptors as spinning shoes in case my MTB shoes are wet/dirty.

    They work really well, although walking is a bit of an isssue.

    Seconded……

    If you’re flipping your pedals over regularly then maybe best off buying MTB shoes…
    On a typical road ride you barely stop and therefore this shouldn’t be an issue. If you’re using the road bike for commuting then MTB shoes and pedals are your best option – not least so you can walk from bike to desk without falling over as well as wrecking your shoes and cleats

    tpbiker
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    having got fed up of flipping over road pedals i was looking at a set of speed plays. Then I came across these

    adapter

    which looks like I can fir a mtb cleat on the bottom of my fancy italian road shoes.

    will this work?

    ta

    tpbiker
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    Currently using Brand new look keos so bearings fine. I’m fine with them out of town, but in town they are a nightmare, and I have to go through numerous lights before I get out for a clear run in the countryside

    Swedish Chef..how clunky are the wellgo adapters? is the stack height weigh worse than a normal cleat?

    I could of course just use my mtb shoes…but then I wouldn’t get to use my bling carbon soled silver disco slippers…

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    Are you new to road pedals? Just asking because even in town I don’t find any issue with road pedals.

    brooess
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    I have to go through numerous lights before I get out for a clear run in the countryside

    Why is that a problem? Cyclists never stop at lights, remember…

    More seriously, coasting up gently and learning to track stand can be a winner during the urban parts of a road ride

    TiRed
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    As above. I ride fixed with Look KEOs. I get one chance to clip in (none of that coasting nonsense). I probably fail to clip in 5% of the time. It’s really not a problem. More practice required.

    reggiegasket
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    you can fit ‘pontoons’ to the SH-71 cleats, so you don’t destroy your floor. Wellgo make some too which are cheaper.

    cynic-al
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    SH71s come with pontoons I think.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    yeah…thats a bit of a concern! Any worse than road cleats though?

    Much worse (and I have tried it!). Road cleats have rubber inserts which give a little grip, whereas your mtb cleats will cause you to skate across any mildly slippy surface.

    fasthaggis
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    SH71s come with pontoons I think.

    Al is correct,I use SH71s

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    The Rules – won’t someone please think of the rules!

    reggiegasket
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    [pirate voice on]

    I’m thinking the rules are more like guidelines.

    [pirate voice off]

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