more n00b questions: i am still getting my fixie put together and i don't know what to do about my pedals and my brakes. . .
1. i want to put toe clips of some sort on my pedals. i no longer have the bmx pedals that you see in the photo above, i switched them out for some roadie-type flat pedals that are supposed to be fitted with clips. i have seen that some are strapless and some have straps. what might be the dis/advantages of each? any reason why i should get plastic vs. metal?
2. i need to put a front brake on my bike. i have seen a few variations of different kinds of brake lever setups. i took the bars off my bike, fliped/chopped them into bullhorns the other day. what are my options for a cheap brake lever? i think i want to put them on the top position but i am also looking at those "time trial" type levers. is that what they are called? (i think they make your bike look like a praying mantis, which is also cool.)