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Non SPD, are toe clips worthwhile

p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
As I'm getting used to new road bike, lack of funds is it worthwhile having toe clips or not?
Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm

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  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    As opposed to what?
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsy wrote:
    As opposed to what?

    As opposed to flats alone presumably.

    I'd say yes if you've used them before and are used to them. No, if not.
  • RDB66RDB66 Posts: 492
    No...dont get Toe Clips, get some SPDs asap.
    Its only my opinion..but i think Toe clips are dangerous...very easy to get your foot stuck in them.

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  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    I was thinking of some strapless ones for my flat pedals

    I would like to SPd shoes but they will have to wait
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,825
    I used Strapless toe clips on my Hybrid and road bike whilst strengthing my knee following a walking accident sometime ago, as it allowed me to keep my foot in a reasonably repeatable position without pulling on the knee. I have recently swapped my roadbike to spd with no problems apart from the obligatory fall at the traffic lights. Try them they are cheap enough then buy the spd's when money available.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • nolightnolight Posts: 261
    If you are getting toe clips now then later clipless pedals then isnt it more expensive? Why not just flat, and then get clipless when ready.
  • nolight wrote:
    If you are getting toe clips now then later clipless pedals then isnt it more expensive? Why not just flat, and then get clipless when ready.

    ..toe clips on flats at least give you a bit of solidity and stop your foot slipping - I would suggest you keep the straps loose though, ( i agree having them tight is downright dangerous!) or even do without them as suggested...the toe cup alone will at least stop your foot slipping forward, and it gets you used to positioning the pedal right way round, which you'll need when you're ready to progress to clipless (which you will!)..

    ....some flats will take straps, otherwise you can pick them up on ebay for not a lot and even sell them on for not a lot less.....
    Black and orange one,
    Red one,
    Black one.
  • janwaljanwal Posts: 471
    Try these.
    http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m13b290s3 ... S_GB/17847
    they fit easily to metal caged pedals. I used them for 2 years before going clipless. To be honest there's not a massive difference. They are very easy to get in and out of.You get the 'pull up' if you want to get really power out of the saddle
    You can wear whatever shoes you want with them.They are made of 'conveyor belt' type material so are very strong.
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    I might give them ago at £6 versus £60+ on SPd sl shoes I'm not ready for

    Don't think I'll use straps anyways I should I go for traditional ones but no strap
    http://www.cyclesurgery.com/pws/UniqueP ... ctID=ML4XX

    Or small ended strap less designed ones
    http://www.cyclesurgery.com/pws/UniqueP ... D=ML4LESXX

    I'm thinking the more traditional ones without strap as gives foot more support on upwards and forward slippage
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,825
    I used the smaller zefal ones and cannot fault them, the longer ones can get in the way when starting off in traffic. Ive got some 2nd hand ones you can have if you PM me your address, somebody did me a good deed some time ago with some the same as these so seems fair i do the same.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    oxoman wrote:
    I used the smaller zefal ones and cannot fault them, the longer ones can get in the way when starting off in traffic. Ive got some 2nd hand ones you can have if you PM me your address, somebody did me a good deed some time ago with some the same as these so seems fair i do the same.

    Thanks for the offer, that's very kind.
    With the item only about £5 and assume postage and packaging would be at least half probably best save the effort and reduce carbon foot print.
    I'm sure someone local would take them.

    If only more members were as generous :)

    Are these any different to the cycle surgery ones
    http://m.evanscycles.com/products/vaver ... s-ec045526
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,825
    Not sure but i think the Zefal ones are slightly shorter than the Evans ones. I know a mate had the longer ones and kept having problems setting off till we cut them down a bit.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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