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    Jim Shapiro
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    Preferred Clipless Pedals for Fixies

    I built up a single-speed/fixed gear Centurion last year and find it a lot of fun (and plenty of exercise) to ride. I generally use toe clips, in this case on Shimano 105 pedals, but my son, who also rides a fixed gear bike, says I'll have more control with clipless pedals. In particular, he showed me how to lift the back wheel while stopped and pull on the pedals to reposition the pedals for starting off. My question is this: Without starting a religious war, what pedals do the fixie folks prefer. As an aside, for me the most important factor is how quickly I can release my feet from the pedals. Thanks in advance.

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    Depends of the person... In track I used to have campy toe clips pedal and in the road Time pedals... so basically it depends of u... but makes sense that clipless pedals release is faster than toe clips pedals... but again it dependes if u have the straps tight or not too.. the shoes and cleats u have there...

    If u feel fine using clipless go ahead... u know...do u use regular shoes or cycling shoes with your toe clip pedals??? ..

    thanks...

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    try the search function, my original posting friend! this falls under the category of "dead horses we've kicked before."

    ps- I use time atac's

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    It depends on what you use the fixie for. If it's training for road riding, I use the same clipless pedal as my road setup. If you use your fixie for commuting or fun, use whatever feels the best. Toe clips are great for all around use because you don't have to worry about what shoes you have to bring along.

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    i really really love my eggbeaters, and you can get a great price at performance, i think around 60 bucks right now
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    Jim Shapiro
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimblysweep
    try the search function, my original posting friend! this falls under the category of "dead horses we've kicked before."

    ps- I use time atac's
    Thanks, I'll do just that. I'm usually involved with the 50+ forum, not this one, so I didn't know if this had come up before (but I suspected it had).

    Jim

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    +1 Time ATACs

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    +1 eggbeaters
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    I ride ATAC's but now getting a set of MKS Sylvans with clips/straps because I dont want to be wearing my 90% mesh mountain bike shoes to class during the winter.

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    I've always wanted eggbeaters, but I'm not ready for the clipless commitment

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    speedplay zero

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    i just got the carbon time atacs... oh god, i love them so much. very very nice pedals. i've had bad luck with SPDs and fixed gear

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    another vote for eggbeaters

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    Ive got a set of Look Keo's and they are the ***** good bearings ,very light @ 220gms
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    I go in for eggbeaters as well. On rides longer than 30 miles or so I sometimes get hotspots, but the tension and release feel really good around town.

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    +1 time atacs.

    no matter what you get, check ebay. usually great deals on pedals.

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    I've used spd's on my fixed for five years now. No problems, not a one. I understand that they have this fisher price connotation, however, I see no reason to change.

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    Eggbeater Candy SL - Great taste, no hotspots.

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    look delta. cheap, stiff and strong.
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    ATAC. Great pedals. And they can take a really good amount of bashing too. Those things are not fragile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29
    Eggbeater Candy SL - Great taste, no hotspots.
    +2 (got 'em on my 'cross rig as well).

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    -1 eggbeaters, ive only used shimano m505s before and my egg beaters but i like the platform on the shimano and the fact you can hear it unclick.. eggbeaters don't have that click that i so yearn for while riding fixed, not to mention the cleats are soft and likely to wear out faster.
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    Time ATACs on all my bikes.
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