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    Pedals for my Singlespeed

    Hi guys,
    I recently bought a Specialized Tricross singlespeed for my college commuter. I am looking to make riding both enjoyable and convenient. I am thinking about picking up some clipless pedals to deter thieves from stealing my bike. (To complement my Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit u-lock)

    Currently, I have Shimano PD-M520-L mountain pedals and Specialized mountain shoes for my Allez roadie. I want something that would potentially deter thieves due to the difficulty of riding away. My LBS recommended Crank Brothers Egg Beaters for the quality and unattractiveness to thieves. I plan on switching shoes upon arrival to class, so I'll be able to carry my bike shoes in my backpack.

    Any recommendations? Thanks!

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    $5 of tape, a couple ball bearings and bit of glue will probably do more good than switching from mtb clipless to egbeaters. IMO if a thief sees clipless, they see a bike that didn't come from K-mart and is probably worth at least a hundred bucks, making it an instant target.
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    egg beaters are an ass to ride with regular shoes.
    they're slippery and make your foot roll right off.

    these are probably the worst for improper shoes: http://www.aerolitepedals.com/products.htm

    if you make it into a fixed gear, with either of those pedals, it will be extremely hard for anyone without the proper cleats to ride it off.
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