Westinghouse are the Cannondales you suggested spd's? Those of you that use, spd's, eggbeaters, and some form of Speedplay Frogs, use your bike shoes for short trips to the store, after the days riding? Are there any platforms that clip onto the pedals so you can wear sandals or regular shoes? I noticed there are pedals that are one sided like the Shimano A520 & A530. How do you like them? Do you have any problems when you start up with gear?
Regarding wear, how often do you replace your shoes and cleats? How often do you replace your pedals? Some of you already commented on 'The Frogs," thank you.
Not many use racing shoes because of the larger outboard cleat. Do they make race shoes with, for a lack of a better word, front and rear raised up tips, to compensate for the cleat and help with walking? (I suppose it would add weight, be less aerodynamic & or less stable to walk)
I would love to also hear from people outside the USA too and learn if they use different systems and why. I know many in the UK still use touring shoes and toe clips. (although I am sure some already have responded) When I was in the Netherlands very few used cleats but they were commuting, shopping, and just plan riding.
Again, thanks for all of you who have responded so far. Encourage a friend to comment too. Bob