As I've mentioned before, I'm, having some IT band trouble. I'm doing PT for
it, but ten minutes of light cycling on the trainer irritates the left IT band
all to hell. I've had a fit kit done on the bike and a cleat adjustment.
Several people have given other kind suggestions, which I intend to pursue.
But a lot of it seems to come back to the fact that I had no trouble with
standard pedals before I got this bike and the clip-in pedals. Some people have
suggested Speedplay pedals; others have said that these won't make a
So now I'm thinking, heck, I just want to get on the bike and ride. Should I
maybe just get regular pedals with toe clips? Realistically, I'm not going to
be winning any races. I just want to do some road races and triathlons, maybe
eventually place top 3 in my age group if I'm lucky.
Thus, I'm curious what people think about clip-ins vs. toe clips. Does what I'm
thinking make sense? Also, I assume I could still use my cycling shoes with the
toe clips but that I'd have to remove the cleats; does that make sense?
Thanks in advance for your help.