I have a Dawes(kinda) SST. Yesterday stuck a fixed gear cog on it. First time riding fixed and I'm loving it. Still can't quite figure out the skid stop, but I don't really think I'm going to bother since I have both brakes on and too much backpressure really kills my bad right knee. Prob will take off the back brake if I decide to switch permanently to fixed. Sidenote: anybody experience a slight pain in the Achilles after riding fixed? It's worried me a bit.
Anyhoo I've been thinking about new pedals. Right now I have the stock pedals, which are small guys with straps. I took the straps off because I didn't use them. Whenever I would have the balls of my feet on the pedal, it would stress my bad knee a lot more. I find it most comfortable(even though not the most powerful) to ride with the instep of my foot over the middle of the pedal. How do you guys feel about these
Perhaps give more support/power?