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Old 09-15-05, 03:45 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-15-05, 03:52 PM   #2
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search "shoes for clips"

There've been a few long threads about this.
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Old 09-15-05, 03:59 PM   #3
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i'm about to pick up some new asics, i think the black/red tai chi's...cause they would match my bike..

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Not a good idea? Why? There isn't anything wrong with cleats.
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Old 09-15-05, 04:53 PM   #5
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Vans Slip Ons. Sure there super trendy, but they dont look bad and are lace free.
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yeah. you should do a search. if this thread continues on much longer, [165]'s head will probably explode. scanner's style.
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Tie your knot toward the outsides of your shoes. Wedge the laces in between your shoe and your foot. Cheap and easy.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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it might, but the Wilco reference is soothing amidst all the jackassery
I thought it was more of a Louis Del Grande reference...
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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.
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I thought it was more of a Louis Del Grande reference...
read closer, under "EnLaCalle"
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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.
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I know. I was just trying to be cute.
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Another vote for sambas day to day. clipless for sure for mess work/racing.
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