SPD Pedals

Acelliott
Acelliott Posts: 50
edited June 2009 in Road beginners
With the older SPD pedals they did ones that you could flip over for a normal pedal allowing you to nip down the shops in your slippers if you so wished

any ideas if they do this on the SPD-SL Cleat type?????

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  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    AFAIK no!

    But you should be able to cycle on SPD-SL with slippers anyway...
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    Acelliott wrote:
    down the shops in your slippers

    Does the kind police officer escort you back to the home afterwards?
  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    How about fitting your slippers wth a carbon plate / insole and attaching cleats to it, then you could cycle anywahere in slippers?
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  • roger_merriman
    roger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    you can still get SPD's with flats on the one side, i'd just use the clipless and soft shoes if you just wanted to pop down to shops/pub etc with out getting lycra'd up.
  • k-dog
    k-dog Posts: 1,652
    ^ yeah, but he wants SPD-SLs which only come as single sided clipless types.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    I've cycled about on SDP-SL Ultegra sl pedals and no probs with normal shoes, don't own any slippers though so........
  • Barkiesnake
    Barkiesnake Posts: 244
    I once knew a guy who went everywhere in a pair of old slippers, he was only in his 20's so it wasn't down to having senior moments. He reckoned they were more comfortable than his shoes.
    I must admit i have been known to pop to the local shop in mine, but then i am, as Mrs Snake tells me, losing it a bit :D
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  • simon_e
    simon_e Posts: 1,706
    Shimano A520 or A530 may well be the ticket.
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  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Simon E wrote:
    Shimano A520 or A530 may well be the ticket.

    Not really as they're still 'spd' type pedals :?
  • simon_e
    simon_e Posts: 1,706
    Simon E wrote:
    Shimano A520 or A530 may well be the ticket.

    Not really as they're still 'spd' type pedals :?
    Sorry, guilty of not reading the OP properly :oops:
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  • yoadius
    yoadius Posts: 541
    You find some bikes that come brand new with SPD's come fitted with plastic covers with grip and reflectors that attatch to them, presumably for test rides etc. Maybe your LBS has some they might give you, or a friend who has recently bought a mountain bike?
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