So I recently put together a fixie by resurrecting a crashed bike and throwing on some spare parts.
As icing on the cake and like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it also turned out to be hot.
However, after riding it several times to work I found myself not looking forward to the ride home last night which is unusual for me. Part of it is definitely fit issues. The handlebar I had on there before was bent and I replaced with an older style of drop bar that's never worked that well for me when it comes to riding on the hoods. It bugs my wrists. So I found another bar and will be replacing that soon.
The other thing that bothers me some is that I don't feel quite as confident on it as I do my other bikes. Part of that is just because I'm new to riding fixed. Another part is worrying that my feet are going to slip off if I go over some rough pavement or something, so I've been wondering about foot retention.
Has anyone used power grips on a fixed gear before? I have a set which I've used before and liked but I'm not sure how easy it's going to be to have to flip a moving pedal and get my foot in.
I also have platform/spd combo pedals but again, the moving pedal thing has me concerned. I can see the advantages of two sided spds or egg beaters in this case but I don't want to invest in new pedals just for this little fixie experiment.