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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 06-22-07, 01:53 AM   #26
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These work perfectly when I'm running clips. They fit real snug, and the sole makes em pretty easy to get out of the clips when you want them too, but doesn't slip.

The clip is scuffing the hell out of the leather front though. I need some of those Velo-orange toe clip leathers.

Edit: another major selling point was that they were on sale for $20
I'm wearing almost identical shoes right now and they're badass for clips and straps! I got mine on sale at Journeys for about $50. Not $20 but still a good deal. Very glove-like fit, they slide in and out of the clips smoothly, and the sole has just the perfect amount of stiffness to it. My only caveat to potential buyers is that they can get a little slick on the bottoms of your pedals in the rain.
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Old 06-22-07, 03:26 AM   #27
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Dunk SBs, great shoe for riding.

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Old 06-22-07, 04:46 AM   #28
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Vans Old Skools do me well tooling around town.
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Old 06-22-07, 04:56 AM   #29
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I've got one pair of K-swiss sneaks, I will be walking, riding, running, and jumping in them until they fall apart. Then we'll see.
They don't. 1.5 years, painting a house, muddy cross country running, tennis, bunch of other random stuff. They still look like they did a year ago. They deteriorate quicker than you expect them to, then they just stop. Stiff sole too.
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Old 06-22-07, 05:19 AM   #30
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I have speedplay pedals on my FG, but I ride it around town on flip flops.
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Old 06-22-07, 05:36 AM   #31
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Old 06-22-07, 06:47 AM   #32
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i don't mix riding and walking, ever, so it's sidi ergos & spd-sl cleats for me...

but if this is really just an excuse to talk shoe bling (as i suspect it is), my ergos are a super-sweet metallic teal blue (a euro-market only color). schwing!

oh, and when i walk it's either docs or simples...what can i say, i'm old.
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Old 06-22-07, 07:10 AM   #33
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What's the "right way" to thread them?
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...t=double+strap


i ride in the classic sambas, nice sturdy sole. i also have some Puma roma's, the sole is softer so not quite as solid feeling but they fit my foot tighter and it gets a little further into my clip, which are a little on the small side for me.
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Old 06-22-07, 07:38 AM   #34
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Old 06-22-07, 08:19 AM   #35
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In the world of BFSSFG, shoe threads are probably second only to bag threads.

work-friendly road shoes
Teh shoe thread
oh fixie gods, recommend some shoes
http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/118524-shoes.html#post1322202
oh fixie gods, recommend some shoes
Shoes for clips!

There are probably more, but lots of great suggestions can be found by following those links. Enjoy!
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Old 06-22-07, 09:10 AM   #36
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No one for Puma speed cats? Super low profile sole, and it's a lot stiffer than most street shoes. Plus they look great.
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Old 06-22-07, 09:47 AM   #37
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These work great for me (but mine are yellow cause yellow's faster)

these may be the most comfortable show i've ever owned, but for some reason my foot odor got extremely bad with these.

i'm wearing Asics Onitsuka Tigers. They're grrrrrreeeaaattt.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:48 AM   #38
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chucks are my favorite riding shoes but i also like asicss, vans, and i have these pumas that are like driving shoes that are really easy to get in and out of the pedals, but there isnt much traction
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Old 06-22-07, 10:55 AM   #39
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Old 06-22-07, 11:30 AM   #40
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uh

but really
Vans slip ons and Asics Tigers are my favorite shoes.
I live like 10 minutes away from the Zappos outlet http://www.zappos.com/ and I can usually find both for like 20 bucks each.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:51 AM   #41
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These work perfectly when I'm running clips. They fit real snug, and the sole makes em pretty easy to get out of the clips when you want them too, but doesn't slip.

The clip is scuffing the hell out of the leather front though. I need some of those Velo-orange toe clip leathers.

Edit: another major selling point was that they were on sale for $20

i have these as well, but in black and red and white, which matches my bike(coincidence i swear!)

they really are amazing for clips. and they[re not bad for driving either
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Old 06-22-07, 11:52 AM   #42
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After my Sambas finally got to a totally unwearable point, I switched over to Vans slip-ons and haven't looked back.. they're great. No more tucking in laces is a nice plus.
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Old 06-22-07, 01:18 PM   #43
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These work great for me (but mine are yellow cause yellow's faster)
Bull****. Everyone knows red is faster.

I love my converse, but they aren't the best for riding. I don't mind the hightopness of them, it's the floppy sole that bugs me. I don't like riding in my asics for the same reason. My skate shoes are to clunky for riding in clips but they are my preference on bikes with platform pedals. I stick with my Adidas or Pumas for riding when possible. I have three different kinds of Adidas indoor soccer style shoes and they are all good, but the Samba is where it's at. I'm not crazy about the look of my Pumas, but they are second only to the Samba in terms of comfort on and off the bike.
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Old 06-22-07, 03:25 PM   #44
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shoe love it true love

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the most comfortable shoes ever... Camper Pelotas (notice the clip marks)

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Old 06-22-07, 09:18 PM   #46
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i wear my converse all stars and vans slip on when im lazy. i like them cause you get the most feel for the pedals.


i sometimes wear my nike sb's, but i find them to have too much cushion, so it sucks to do any quick skid stops *or maybe cause i just suck at it*
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vans slip-ons suuuuck, soooo flexible and clips make my feets hurt.
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I am guessing that the soles are none too stiff...?
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I bought cheap-ass Element skate shoes for $20. They're big--gotta keep them straps loose. Otherwise fine but... big. Will get Sambas soon.

BTW, I changed over to the bushwalking lace... should be fun to tie up later this morning.
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