[CR] Touring Shoes and Clipless

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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:54:59 -0800
From: "Kirke Campbell" <passionateyouththing@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Touring Shoes and Clipless

Hey list! (sorry if this went through twice, I dont know if the email cleared the first time!)

I was wondering if anyone knows of a company that still makes non-clipless cycling-specific shoes in the style of old Avocet touring shoes? Things like this show up on ebay occasionally, but they are rarely in my size and I dont really want to buy used shoes. If you have any tips please share!

Also, I currently have clips and straps on all my bikes and (believe it or not) have never used a clipless system! Now, everyone likes to tell me that going clipless is the best way to improve your pedaling. I was wondering if anyone has decided to use clipless pedals on their otherwise "period correct," on-topic bikes for the sake of improving technique and efficiency?

Kirke Campbell
Houston, Tx USA