Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-08, 08:06 PM   #1
916dave
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another pedal question

I got a kilo tt for a commuter awhile ago and really hate the pedals. I was going to go with a bmx type platform pedal, but I think I'm finally getting used to the straps. I see the GR-9's and sylvans get recommended a lot, will they, or any other certain type of pedal be ok for the type of shoes I wear at work, as they have a wide sole. What would you guys recommend?

Here are my shoes.
916dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 08:27 PM   #2
Judge_Posner
god
 
Judge_Posner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SFC
Bikes: cannondale f300, surly steamroller
Posts: 411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sylvan touring with powergrips. that combo could accommodate snow boots.
Judge_Posner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 08:33 PM   #3
Sinn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you wanna use clipless, then you should get some Crank Bros. Mallets.
Sinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 09:56 PM   #4
916dave
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinn View Post
If you wanna use clipless, then you should get some Crank Bros. Mallets.
Im trying not to use any other shoes but my work shoes.
916dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 09:58 PM   #5
patrickgh
Senior Member
 
patrickgh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Towson, MD
Bikes: Windsor "The Hour"
Posts: 361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://velo-orange.com/mkstope.html

These have a nice large base, and can accept clips.
patrickgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 10:06 PM   #6
Jabba Degrassi
FNG
 
Jabba Degrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 2008 IRO Angus, 2008 Jamis Exile 29er
Posts: 2,313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you need a wide base, try to find some BMX pedals that can accept clips. Most of them have pins in them, but you can usually remove them, if need be.
Jabba Degrassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 10:10 PM   #7
kogkrusher
straight krushin'
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: RiGi track bike, Mercier beater, Schwin monster
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What are you riding, fixed or single speed? Fixed... get a back pack... harsh (sorry). Single speed... any big platform bmx pedal would be perfect
kogkrusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 10:33 PM   #8
concord k
Tasty!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't recommend the GR-9's with your work shoes (or any wide ones). In fact, I'm not even sure I like them with my narrow Pumas... I find that my toes are not well supported, particularly when I'm trackstanding. My toes feel like they find the gaps between the clips & straps at a weird angle. As if my foot might shoot right through a hole. Not sure this makes sense, but the advice you should take away is this: don't get the GR-9s.
concord k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 10:48 PM   #9
bionnaki
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by concord k View Post
Don't recommend the GR-9's with your work shoes (or any wide ones). In fact, I'm not even sure I like them with my narrow Pumas... I find that my toes are not well supported, particularly when I'm trackstanding. My toes feel like they find the gaps between the clips & straps at a weird angle. As if my foot might shoot right through a hole. Not sure this makes sense, but the advice you should take away is this: don't get the GR-9s.
they seem to work best if centered on the ball of your foot and not underneath your toes.
bionnaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 10:54 PM   #10
Ziemas
Senior Member
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Riga, Latvia
Bikes:
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge_Posner View Post
sylvan touring with powergrips. that combo could accommodate snow boots.
+1 on the Power Grips. I use them all winter with boots. There is nothing better for riding with street shoes. I have really wide feet (11EE shoes) and I can use the standard straps with no problems.
Ziemas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-08, 09:00 PM   #11
pasopia
Senior Member
 
pasopia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: soma double cross DC, giant reign
Posts: 617
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
+1 for mks touring pedals, much more comfortable than mks gr-9s or track pedals for me, I have pretty wide feet, size 12.
pasopia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 10:10 AM   #12
916dave
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any other ideas?
916dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 10:19 AM   #13
iamtim
Senior Member
 
iamtim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: 2012 Motobecane Vent Noir; 2016 Mercier Kilo TT Pro
Posts: 3,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Another +1 for PowerGrips. You're going to have a hard time finding clips that will fit those shoes well, but PowerGrips go over the shoe so they should fit fine.
iamtim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 01:01 PM   #14
Sinn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kogkrusher View Post
What are you riding, fixed or single speed? Fixed... get a back pack... harsh (sorry). Single speed... any big platform bmx pedal would be perfect
I second this. Clipless pedals on a fixie for commutes (especially long ones) make a big difference in the comfort of the ride.
Sinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 01:13 PM   #15
fixedup
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have to agree with the idea of not wearing those shoes to ride fixed it, sorry but its best to just ride in some comfortable sneakers and buy some clips and pedals that will actually FIT nicely and not just "work" with those huge clunkers. Nice time to go clipless.
fixedup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 03:49 PM   #16
Ride Among Us
Don't Hate.
 
Ride Among Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 916dave View Post
Any other ideas?
I have a size 13 EEE foot and its's way hard for me to fit into any pedals. But I put together a combo that works for me: MKS Sylvan touring pedals, XL (actually called LL) MKS cages, and generic $20 doublestraps. They fit fine. I keep the straps relatively lose and my big feet fit in every time. You can kind of see how big they are in this pic:

Ride Among Us is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:55 PM.