Today bought new goodies!
I ordered some SPD pedals as I want to see what benefit (if any) they will give me. I’ve been told they should help on climbs and with general pedalling efficiency so we’ll see.
Pedals I’ve gone for cheap and cheerful shimano m520. They’re the budget end of the market but having a few friends with them saying the only difference to others in the shimano range is the weight I wasn’t too worried.
I bought these through tweeks cycles on eBay for a mere £19.59 complete with a set of shimano sh-51 cleats (despite the box turning up with £34.99 marked on it).
To go with these I obviously needed some shoes that would accept the cleats. I decided on getting these locally as I wanted to try them on to ensure they fitted well and I wasn’t going to end up with sore feet. A quick visit to Rock and Road in Yeovil and I’d found some specialized sport MTB shoes for a very sensible price.. They’re last years but I’m not concerned that they aren’t the very latest colour/style.
With a little luck I’ll get the pedals on the bike over the weekend and set the cleats to a comfortable position. Then it’ll be time to see how many times I forget to unclip before stopping!