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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-05-06, 10:36 PM   #51
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These are a perfect fit in my clip/straps.





http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/7783714/c/8814.html
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Old 06-06-06, 04:35 AM   #52
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How do you find the sole w/ those shoes? I've been debating the same ones for everyday useage.
awesome. they are very comfy, and pretty stiff so they are good for riding. The odd sole isnt really noticable.
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Old 06-06-06, 11:38 PM   #53
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i actually love these.,
them little ridges keep you from slippin out at all. and the sides of the laces are all hidden.
What's the name of these Pumas?
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Old 06-07-06, 12:25 AM   #54
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nice juvi... i think i might go for those... even if she can't hook them up, they're cheap.

everything everyone is posting still has a soft sole. i wear through the soles, not the sides... suede rubbing on suede really doesn't do anything.
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Old 06-08-06, 06:58 PM   #55
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I know this thread was about to die, but I ran across these yesterday. Anyone ever try 'em? I wonder if the velcro straps would catch making it difficult to enter the clip/strap.


Also, if you're a munchkin, I found these on ebay. Pretty ideal if you can find em in your size:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sidi-Touring-Roa...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 06-08-06, 08:17 PM   #56
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take plywood. screw to bottom of shoe. hard sole problem solved.
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Old 06-08-06, 09:06 PM   #58
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Old 06-09-06, 09:05 PM   #59
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I'm done with blowing through the soles of my old reliable slipons and recently, sambas. Who's got some good LOW PROFILE shoes for clips? no dunks because the lace thing gets caught on your **** or the adidas merckx's that you can't get anymore.

i need something more solid for longer rides, so i don't really care if they're ugly because i'll probably be wearing them with some ugly shorts or something.

anyone have these? how's the sole?


Whoever said these shoes look like crap is full of crap. Probably some nerds who are totally not into sports and completely unathletic fatties on fixies. You see them everywhere. Those shoes rock the free world. And if you don't know, those are made for indoor soccer, but the low profile soles make them totally awesome fitting into some track pedals and clips. Word. And F the haters that say otherwise on these kicks..
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Old 06-09-06, 11:49 PM   #60
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by far the best kicks i ever used when i used toe clips and straps were cross country running spikes. the stiff ass forefoot prevents the aches associated with the "foot wrapping around the pedal" and the midsole is flexible enough for walking. because they're a running shoe, the molded toe part prevents keeps the middle of the toe clip from digging into your big toe. these are what i rocked:



i have to say that i wouldnt't trade my sididom's for that setup ever again, but if you're set on clips, spikes are the way to go - if you want stiffer, go with racing models
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Old 06-10-06, 12:55 AM   #61
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Whoever said these shoes look like crap is full of crap. Probably some nerds who are totally not into sports and completely unathletic fatties on fixies. You see them everywhere. Those shoes rock the free world. And if you don't know, those are made for indoor soccer, but the low profile soles make them totally awesome fitting into some track pedals and clips. Word. And F the haters that say otherwise on these kicks..
hey you, get more upset over shoes

also

what? people who dont like those shoes are fat people who arent into sports? what? really?

tell me more
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that was the most awesome dumb rant evar!
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Old 06-11-06, 05:00 PM   #65
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found these for $20 and rode them today. great low profile, hard sole for the pedals (yet not too flexible), laces on the outside so they won't get caught. comfortable as ****.

hate on.
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Old 06-12-06, 07:07 PM   #67
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this is what use now. nice and stiff and super comfy when not on the bike...and they're rad as *****
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Old 06-13-06, 09:38 AM   #68
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found these for $20 and rode them today. great low profile, hard sole for the pedals (yet not too flexible), laces on the outside so they won't get caught. comfortable as ****.

hate on.
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Those remind me of the custom shoes my cousin with club feet had to wear.
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Old 06-13-06, 12:28 PM   #72
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Damn, that looks nice! What model is it exactly? Currently in production?
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Those remind me of the custom shoes my cousin with club feet had to wear.
club feet are the jam...
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I had a pair of those. They were fantastic for $20 Payless. Unfortunately, you will completely destroy them in about 4 months.
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these: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=16311

stiff soles, beeyitch. and they won't get stuck up yer assward when I kick you out of my highly fashionable clique for wearing those very un-patriotic and ugly nike 'tard boots.

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