I got a fixie about 6 weeks ago due to weather and other issues I've only got a few weeks of riding in but I've put about 120 miles on her so far and I'm really enjoying the straps I have.
I have just started to learn to skid and my left foot slips out when I pull up. I'm not sure if it's because of the straps I have or if they are tight enough.
How tight is tight enough? Should I get cages? I don't know anything about any of this so any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
P.S. Any advice on comfortable shoes to ride in? I've been rocking some old Toms and Vans
What kind of straps do you have now? If you're considering getting "cages", which are actually toe clips than maybe you have the thick nylon velcro straps? Normal leather straps should always be paired with toe clips. Toe clips and leather straps are better because you can tighten it once you're on the bike. As for how tight is tight enough; if you foot slips out while riding than it's not tight enough
Never wore toms, but from what I've seen you might as well be riding in a pair of socks.