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Old 09-28-09, 05:57 PM   #1
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Pedals?

Hey

This is my first post so pleas bear with me.
I didt a little search but didnt find what i was looking for.

I am building a fixie and one of the last things i need are the pedals.

I dont think click-in's are for me i will be using the bike with VANS and other normal shoes alot and and jump on and of the bike all the time.
I would like to use something like the Hold Fast FRS with my pedals.

Well thats it i think, the bike is pretty decent so a pair of good pedals what i want, but still at a reasonable pricepoint.

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Old 09-28-09, 06:03 PM   #2
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You can get cages for 6 bucks that do the same thing. They just don't look as cool. Guess it depends on what you're going for.
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Old 09-28-09, 06:08 PM   #3
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I use mtb shoes for mine, you can walk in them really easy. Also spin shoes would work.

Most fixie riders just get cages tho.
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Strange... I have always found that decent pedals and clips were sufficient for riding any bike.

MKS pedals and clips with single straps should serve you very well... if you feel you need 'em... get double straps.
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I use mtb shoes for mine, you can walk in them really easy. Also spin shoes would work.

Most fixie riders just get cages tho.
+1 MTB shoes for around town for me. Shimano makes a multisport spin type shoe also.
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"MKS pedals and clips with single straps should serve you very well... if you feel you need 'em... get double straps. "

I wont slip out of them in wet weather?

I live in Denmark... so it rains alot

I ahve to admit i was looking at some BMX pedals with spikes, becourse of the weather conditions where i live.
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Unless you're trackstanding everywhere (even then) it's not as convenient, secure or as safe (if you need to cilp out for whatever reason) as clipless. Get MTB cleats/shoes.
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MKS Grip King platform pedals are my pedal of choice.
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MKS Grip King platform pedals are my pedal of choice.
on a fixed wheel, foot retention is pretty important. large platforms may be adequate on a geared bike, but it's much easier to have a foot slip on a fixed wheel, and the consequences can be much greater.

I'd suggest anything by MKS, if you rebuild it first. I think they don't even bother to grease them in the factory.
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You can get cages for 6 bucks that do the same thing. They just don't look as cool. Guess it depends on what you're going for.
"Cages?" What do you mean?
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Metal or nylon toe clips (cages). Not to be confused with cars.
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For a fixed gear I'd echo the adivce to use clipless pedals. At traffic lights there is nothing more absurd than having to spend 8 seconds trying to get into your pedals like a goof....clipless are way easier.

That being said do what you want....other people probably will say you can get just as fast once you get used to clips and straps, etc....who knows.
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I'm a huge proponent of cages and straps, you can use any shoes with them, and while they are a pain to get used to, if you ride a lot you can figure it out and they become more than easy enough to get in and out of. Simpler too, less things to go wrong, not that clipless are problematic at all, because they really aren't, but I tend to believe the simpler the better, although I also like manual steering and brakes in cars.

If you are using it for commuting, I think it is much nicer to not have to carry a second pair of shoes with you, or have to spend the day in a stiff soled bike shoe.
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Metal or nylon toe clips (cages). Not to be confused with cars.

Ahh, "Toe clips," then; not "cages."

From Sheldon Brown's Bicycle glossary:

Cage

1. A metal or plastic holder for the bearing balls in a ball bearing. Use of a cage keeps the balls from bumping into one another, and allows the use of fewer balls. In the case of traditional cup-and-cone bearings used on bicycles, the primary purpose of caged balls is to save labor. More formally known as a retainer.

2. A holder for carrying a water bottle.

3. The part of a derailer through which the chain passes. The front derailer cage is a simple guide, the rear derailer cage contains the jockey pulley and the tension pulley.

4. The outer part of a conventional pedal, the part that comes into contact with the rider's shoe.

5. The part of an internal gear hub which holds the planet pinions.

6. Slang term for an automobile; a "cager" is the driver of an automobile.

Toe Clips
Toe Clips are stirrup-like devices that attach to pedals. They are normally used with leather or fabric straps. Actually, the straps are more important than the clips, but without the clips it is nearly impossible to get into the straps, because the clips hold the straps open, allowing the rider to slip into them.
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Thank you for the unnecessary clarification.
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