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    a couple basic questions

    just bought an (old) used fuji that needs some work done on it and watnted to know:
    1) should i get: traditional toe clips (pedal + normal shoe) or clip ins (special pedal and shoe) or is it personal preference?
    2) how do i tell how straight the chainline is? do i just look from the rear up straight down to the cog on the crank and line them up?

    thanks!!

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    I'll answer before people tell you to search the forums (which you should probably do anyways! )

    Quote Originally Posted by transplant
    just bought an (old) used fuji that needs some work done on it and watnted to know:
    1) should i get: traditional toe clips (pedal + normal shoe) or clip ins (special pedal and shoe) or is it personal preference?
    2) how do i tell how straight the chainline is? do i just look from the rear up straight down to the cog on the crank and line them up?
    1) Use what you are most comfortable with. Personally, I use toe clips and straps so that I can wear ordinary civilian shoes. Clipless ( = "clip ins") are more efficient as you can more easily apply force around the whole circle.

    2) That is how I checked mine. Dig around on www.sheldonbrown.com. I am pretty sure that he has a more precise method for measuring it.

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