Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 48
  1. #1
    6th Level Bike Geek
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    Specialized Sirrus, Schwinn Collegiate, Fuji Track 2005 SE
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Fixed Gear shoes

    On my other bike I ride wearing cleats, but it looks like they aren't a good idea for fixed riding. Right now I wear my chuck taylors, but I suck at tying my shoes in live in constant fear of the day the laces get caught in the chain. Any shoe recommendations for riding fixed?

  2. #2
    72 & Sunny adamkell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    '93 Yamaguchi Pursuit track bike, Alan Super Record
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    search "shoes for clips"

    There've been a few long threads about this.

  3. #3
    Banned zelah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Portland
    My Bikes
    Mercier Kilo TT
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm about to pick up some new asics, i think the black/red tai chi's...cause they would match my bike..


  4. #4
    Senior Member filtersweep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,615
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not a good idea? Why? There isn't anything wrong with cleats.

  5. #5
    la moda de nada beekay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    early 80's bianchi dog/ Klein Pulse Race
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  6. #6
    Senior Member srcurran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    02134
    My Bikes
    khs flite 100, cannondale r800
    Posts
    357
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vans Slip Ons. Sure there super trendy, but they dont look bad and are lace free.

  7. #7
    Radio Bemba 00.0 EnLaCalle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Rocking the spot.
    Posts
    866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah. you should do a search. if this thread continues on much longer, [165]'s head will probably explode. scanner's style.

  8. #8
    explody pup
    Guest
    Tie your knot toward the outsides of your shoes. Wedge the laces in between your shoe and your foot. Cheap and easy.

  9. #9
    crotchety young dude el twe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    SF, CA
    My Bikes
    IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
    Posts
    4,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vans Old Skool
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

  10. #10
    blacksheep the blemish
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Portland/Greendale
    My Bikes
    1973 Schwinn World Voyageur (manufactured by panasonic), Italvega Super Speciale (fixed, primary ride now), Kona 2004 JTS 10 spd
    Posts
    1,063
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What could possibly ever on earth be bad about riding with clipless on a fixed gear. Sure backwards dismounts take a bit more timing what with the unclipping, but I am having a hard time coming up with ideas here.

  11. #11
    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MKE
    My Bikes
    2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
    Posts
    4,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Riding clipless in general is not for me as a commuter since I'd either be stuck in clipless shoes all day or have to bring an extra pair along with me.
    Neither of which is appealing.
    For racing clipless makes sense, but not so much for commuting.

    And I'd like to give a second vote for Asics Onitsuka Tigers. Very nice for riding clips - slender and flat bottomed.

  12. #12
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by EnLaCalle
    if this thread continues on much longer, [165]'s head will probably explode.
    it might, but the Wilco reference is soothing amidst all the jackassery
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  13. #13
    some dude jayrooney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    797
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Riding clipless in general is not for me as a commuter since I'd either be stuck in clipless shoes all day or have to bring an extra pair along with me.
    Neither of which is appealing.
    For racing clipless makes sense, but not so much for commuting.
    leave a pair of shoes at wherever you commute to.

  14. #14
    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MKE
    My Bikes
    2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
    Posts
    4,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jayrooney
    leave a pair of shoes at wherever you commute to.
    ok. so a pair of shoes at:
    work
    the grocery store
    class
    my parents' house
    my girlfriend's house
    my friend Randy's house
    my friend Asher's house
    my friend Cara's house
    Von Trier
    Comet
    Palomino
    and the list goes on...

    I, like most everyone on here, ride the majority of places they go. I don't know if that is the most practical solution.
    Sorry if I came off as a dick there.
    I didn't intend to.

    That all said, I never have tried clipless pedals as all the people I know who use them have smaller feet than I but I am very intriqued. But, for me, they just don't make sense for commuting.

  15. #15
    Hello. crushkilldstroy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West Seattle
    Posts
    2,902
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sambas. vans don't really cut it for me, my straps rip the crap out of the instep (i guess that's the right word) in a couple of month's time.

    of course, i'm good at breaking things, so this may not be the case for you.

  16. #16
    some dude jayrooney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    797
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    ok. so a pair of shoes at:
    work
    the grocery store
    class
    my parents' house
    my girlfriend's house
    my friend Randy's house
    my friend Asher's house
    my friend Cara's house
    Von Trier
    Comet
    Palomino
    and the list goes on...

    I, like most everyone on here, ride the majority of places they go. I don't know if that is the most practical solution.
    Sorry if I came off as a dick there.
    I didn't intend to.

    That all said, I never have tried clipless pedals as all the people I know who use them have smaller feet than I but I am very intriqued. But, for me, they just don't make sense for commuting.
    i like the list.
    yeah, i just associated commuting with with work... when i really should know that it just means to travel back and forth.
    i don't mind hanging out for a little while in clipless shoes (these are actually comfortable: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename= )
    Wouldn't want to wear them all day at work though.

  17. #17
    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MKE
    My Bikes
    2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
    Posts
    4,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jayrooney
    i like the list.
    yeah, i just associated commuting with with work... when i really should know that it just means to travel back and forth.
    i don't mind hanging out for a little while in clipless shoes (these are actually comfortable: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename= )
    Wouldn't want to wear them all day at work though.

    Yeah, a good friend of mine rides clipless and is in those shoes all day. She loves them.

  18. #18
    Senior Member filtersweep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,615
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Riding clipless in general is not for me as a commuter since I'd either be stuck in clipless shoes all day or have to bring an extra pair along with me.
    Neither of which is appealing.
    For racing clipless makes sense, but not so much for commuting.

    And I'd like to give a second vote for Asics Onitsuka Tigers. Very nice for riding clips - slender and flat bottomed.

    They invented TOURING SHOES just for you!

  19. #19
    Crapzeit! mcatano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,553
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    it might, but the Wilco reference is soothing amidst all the jackassery
    I thought it was more of a Louis Del Grande reference...

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Chi-troit
    My Bikes
    [2004 Bianchi Eros] [1988 Colnago XL Fixed Gear Conversion]
    Posts
    577
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride in Specialized Sonoma's and have no problems off the bike with them. Today I put them on because I was riding somewhere for lunch, when I got back I forgot to change them so I went to class with them, got out of class and went to a meeting, finally got back to my room grabbed my bike and rode to a movie, watched the movie, rode home and eventually took off the shoes.

  21. #21
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    I thought it was more of a Louis Del Grande reference...
    read closer, under "EnLaCalle"
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  22. #22
    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MKE
    My Bikes
    2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
    Posts
    4,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep
    They invented TOURING SHOES just for you!

    Part of me does fancy the Brooks Carnacs.
    But the only real difference between those and my Asics Onitsuka Tigers is about $60.

  23. #23
    Crapzeit! mcatano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,553
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    read closer, under "EnLaCalle"
    I know. I was just trying to be cute.

  24. #24
    ... fight or flight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    on your wheel
    My Bikes
    '59 Chrome Carlton track, '04 Bianchi Giro
    Posts
    227
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the one, the only...


  25. #25
    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastcoast
    My Bikes
    Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
    Posts
    1,659
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another vote for sambas day to day. clipless for sure for mess work/racing.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •