I have been riding bicycles for well over 30 years now, and have just built my first fixed gear bike (old motorbacon road frame, 700c fixed/fixed, set up messenger style) I ride it to work now almost everyday: only a 7 mile round trip in flat as a frying pan santa clara, CA but I'm 50 years old so it feels like 30 miles, and just love the thing
1) I am using platform pedals, and try as I may, I just can't seem to lock up the rear wheel,...do you need clips, or clipless pedals to skip stop? (yes I run a front brake)
I never liked toe clips in the first place, and strapping in on a fixie, sounds like just too much to deal with, so if I DO need to be strapped in I'll probably have to go with cleats and clipless, but,....
2) whats a good clipless/platform combo pedal thats good for fixies? (short enough for good clearance) as I'll sometimes need to ride it without cleated shoes.
thanks to whoever answers
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