Tilting with windmills
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Texas 'Burbs
You could go with plain platform pedals. If you want something along the lines of clips, go with Power Strips, a band that run over the top of your foot, and available in different lengths/sizes.
Also, some bar ends might give you more hand placement options with your flat bars. It's probably got bosses for adding a rear rack, which can be gotten cheaply for commuting.
If you are looking at a Pista as your next new bike purchase, you might want to take a look at Bianchi's Volpe. http://www.bianchiusa.com/08_volpe.html
I was checking them out yesterday at the LBS. Gorgeous bikes and under a grand, 08's should be nicely priced when the 09 comes out, according to my LBS. It would be a multi purpose bike for commuting, recreation, and cruising. It would do well on the street and on the trails. It has the added plus of being CroMolly, so it should be a plush ride along with being durable.
The Lemond Poprad's are another bargain deal right now if you can find one in your size. Trek dealers seem to be very motivated to get them out of the stores with the ending of the association between Trek and Lemond.
I really need to stay out of my LBS. I have about $20K worth of bikes on my wish list, lol.