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Shimano Dura Ace 7400

Old 10-12-07, 01:42 PM
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Shimano Dura Ace 7400

I recently got some old Dura Ace 7400 pedals from a buddy. They came with straps, toe clips and extra parts. I've never used toe clip pedals, and these also have shoe attachments like clipless pedals. So my question is can you ride these without using the shoe clips (shimano PD-64 which I also have) or should I just sell them and get some MKS pedals. I wanted to try my hand at toe clips, but I don't want to ruin a really great set of pedals learning.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:17 PM
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I think you're right to want to sell them and buy cheaper pedals, but if you're talking about moving to MKS Sylvans, remember that they're designed for slotted cleats too. Anyway, those 7400 pedals are out of production and worth a lot to a few track racing die-hards out there, and it would be a shame to ruin some $80 pedals just screwing around.
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So whats a good pedal to use with regular shoes?
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Well, tons of people use MKS Sylvans with street shoes, and get by just fine, and so could you, but I think the MKS GR-9 is probably my favorite pedals for clip-and-strap use. It's got a nice wide shoe-shaped platform, and a big hook for bringing the pedal up when you're trying to clip-in. But really, all kinds of pedals will work, I use some I got off an old Schwinn in my alley.

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sylvan's aren't bad if you ride with a fairly stiff soled shoe.
sambas work good.
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