Double sided spd pedals

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Andrew_Culture, 20 Aug 2012.

  1. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    So I finally got some MTB style spd shoes for forty quid (on special at local LBS) so now I need pedals.

    I'm guessing double sided pedals might make things easier? Or do standard spd always sit the right way up when unclipped?

    The going price for double sided spd pedals on eBay (Outland?) appears to be £30. The lbs has random brand pedals for £40.

    Does anyone have a set in the bottom of a box somewhere that they would like to convert to cash, or should I stop being a cheapskate and go buy the lbs pedals?
     
  2. djb1971

    djb1971 Guru

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    Some bargain pedals if you want new

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-sh...b/shimano-pedals/shimano-m520-spd-pedals.html

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/pedals
     
  3. OP
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    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

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  4. djb1971

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  5. OP
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    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Thanks, I'm going to try Merlin based on the logic that I've never heard of them before and the product reviews mention fast service :smile:
     
  6. djb1971

    djb1971 Guru

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    I've never had any problems with Merlin, always fantastic service :thumbsup:
     
  7. OP
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    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    You have sealed the deal, thanks again for your help.
     
  8. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

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    Wrexham
    I have THESE on my commuter and find them okay, the spd part can not be the right way up when taking off from lights, but manageable.
    THESE are on my Cube and love them, have to change shoes though if I wish to pop the shop on it
     
  9. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    Wiggle are doing those for £18.99
     
  10. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

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    Really?? I have the same on mine and ride them almost all the time with standard trainers, whether that's down to the offy or a 75 mile road ride.

    Stu
     
  11. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    Keep en eye on ebay. 520's often go for sub £15 new. 520's are good, effective, and reliable. 540's better still, thought you pay for the privilege.

    I'm a heathen who uses normal MTB pedals on road bikes too, simply so i can use any of my shoes on any of my bikes.
     
  12. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

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    Wrexham
    No I couldn't ride a bike with double sided spd's in trainers, personally I think it's a bit silly to even try to go the shops and dangerous for longer rides
     
  13. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

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    We must have very different trainers, then! I think it's equally silly to put a pair of SPD shoes on to ride to the local kwik-e-mart.

    Stu
     
  14. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

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    Ffs forget 520s, they're cheap for a reason. Spend a bit more on some PD M 530s or some A520s if it's for a roadbike.
     
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