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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 12-01-08, 05:03 PM   #1
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Shoes for clipless/cageless pedals

Hi All --

I'm running some nice MKS pedals on my fixed gear that I use for everything and I'm wondering if you have any recommendations on sneakers/shoes that have great grip for the old-school-type pedals with teeth -- no clips or cages used.

I don't like using cages so I'm really just looking for suggestions for a great sneaker if you have any. Anything you've used/currently use that works well? These shoes will get trashed so I'm not at all concerned with aesthetics.

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Old 12-01-08, 05:11 PM   #2
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Are you running a brake? if not you really need toe clips to properly stop. Not skid, but to backpedal.

okay, preaching lesson over. Many use indoor soccer shoes, but I like running shoes when not running clipless
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Old 12-01-08, 05:19 PM   #3
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People seem to like Sambas.

Really, anything with a stiff-ish sole and not too much going on on the uppers (stuff that can get caught in the clips and/or straps) should work fine.
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cages =/= clips!

learn *****!
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all i can suggest to you .
is go clipless . buy some EggBeaters ( Crank Brothers ) and a decent pair of Sidi / Mavic cycling shoes . it will change your life , for the better !

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I do run a front brake --

Sambas, huh? Sounds good -- I'll check them out -- haven't had a pair of those in years.

Sorry delorean -- I think you're confused or something.
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Sorry delorean -- I think you're confused or something.
No he is not, unless you're just using the spindles.

These are cages:


These are clips:


Edit: But he did miss out on a teaching moment

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No he is not, unless you're just using the spindles.

These are cages:


These are clips:


Edit: But he did miss out on a teaching moment

Thanks, huerro.

I've reitred from teaching.
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ah, I see --
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I second the Samba recommendation...I have two pairs, and while they do take some time to break in, they are among the most comfortable shoes I own, and are stiff enough to allow for decent power transfer.
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skate shoes. gravis vans etc....
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i'll assume you're talking about shoes for riding, just with toe clips and straps, and not clipless shoe/pedals. i always wear vans authentics, because they're cheap, flexible, light, and very thin/low profile. when i try to ride in other shoes, they seem too big and bulky. i'll also reccomend the vans skate hi's but those have got caught in my chain before, i guess if you cut off the inside part on the right shoe, you're golden, but all these shoes work best once you break them in after about a year or so.
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Clarks Desert boots! Squishy but stiff sole. Amazing grip and comfort.
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sambas ftw
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^^ seconded
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hahah maybe he can just jam that platform by the rear tire instead of using a brake or pedals to slow!
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