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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: dayton, oh
Bikes: 01 bianchi pista, custom. 04 felt f-15, full record.
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pedal and chain q's
chatting with the mechanic at the LBS where i bought my langster while he was truing a wheel, and he mentioned a couple things i thought i'd run past all of you.
First, the Langster comes with a master link in the chain, which he thought was pretty dangerous on a fixie. I'm a newbie to all this, and thought i'd ask you all about whether a master link is advisable, or if it should be taken out.
Second, he said that i could only expect to ride my egg beaters for about 5 or 6 months before they'd fall apart... not because they're bad pedals, but just because of the stresses of riding fixie on them. I remember asking on the forums about pedals, and quite a few people recommended them, but should i be worried that the clip on the pedal is gonna slide off attached to my shoe and the spindle is gonna embed itself in my shin one day?