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    I need a better foot retention system...

    Hi, I'm new to these forums and I need some help.

    I've used metal toe cages with single straps for a while now, I like skidding but the straps hurt my feet after a while. I've seen some Hold Fast and leather belts (?) combined with bmx pedals at my local fixed gear shop, they look pretty comfortable but I've also been thinking of switching from single straps to double straps but I'm not sure.. I'm leaning towards the Hold Fast FRS and leather belts like these (http://pedalbelts.blogspot.com/). Could someone please give me some opinions/recommendations/suggestions?

    Thank you for reading.

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    Well, if you really want the best and most comfortable foot retention system, then get a clipless pedal/shoe system, either road or SPD (off road). I prefer the SPD system for street FG use, because the shoes are walkable.
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    All I know is the PedalBelts logo reminds me of a toilet:
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    TT, I think he'll lose his street cred if he skid with SPD and road shoes.

    HoldFast and BMX pedals work if you want to skid and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    TT, I think he'll lose his street cred if he skid with SPD and road shoes.
    I dunno Vixtor, they make some pretty cool SPD shoes like these >>> http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...40.-type-.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    TT, I think he'll lose his street cred if he skid with SPD and road shoes.

    HoldFast and BMX pedals work if you want to skid and such.

    holdfasts also work on some track pedals too
    "Never argue with an idiot. He'll only bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience..."

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    Look Keo Classics
    Cannondale CAAD9 | SRAM Rival/Force

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    Quote Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
    holdfasts also work on some track pedals too
    Like the MKS Slyvan

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    Clipless for ultimate street cred.

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    dont. clipless is for nerds.

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    True, instead you should spend $100 on Toshi Doubles that aren't as efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K. Legaspi View Post
    Look Keo Classics
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    True, instead you should spend $100 on Toshi Doubles that aren't as efficient.
    i agree. keo classics can be had NIB (with cleats) for less than $100

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    Let's get this straight, this guy is obviously just looking for some good ol fun with his brand new fixie and he wants to take it out on skid and trick sessions, I don't know why you guys are throwing him road clipless pedals at him...

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    I can't believe no one laughed at my 'toilet' observation. **** you guys. I'm posting my sexy pics on tarckbike.com from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Let's get this straight, this guy is obviously just looking for some good ol fun with his brand new fixie and he wants to take it out on skid and trick sessions, I don't know why you guys are throwing him road clipless pedals at him...
    why walk when you can run. ive got clips/straps, powergrips, crank brothers, and spd all in my parts bin but looks on my bike. i dont think their is any substitute.

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    its kind of like the caring father that just chucks kiddo into the deep end.

    plain platforms never hurt anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    its kind of like the caring father that just chucks kiddo into the deep end.

    plain platforms never hurt anyone.
    my father strapped me in hand-me -down looks when i was like 11 (i thought that was throwing me in the deep end)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Well, if you really want the best and most comfortable foot retention system, then get a clipless pedal/shoe system, either road or SPD (off road). I prefer the SPD system for street FG use, because the shoes are walkable.
    Agreed 100% with this.

    Just go SPD and be happy. You won't go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syscrush View Post
    Agreed 100% with this.

    Just go SPD and be happy. You won't go back.
    i can agree too. spd and egg beaters are very nice for walking and they both hold great.

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    I went SPDs, and then I went back. Because the shoes look dumb.

    I still have them on my fast bikes, but the fixed and the 1x7 are both cages and straps. They've all got their place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I can't believe no one laughed at my 'toilet' observation. **** you guys. I'm posting my sexy pics on tarckbike.com from now on.
    Ostentatios laugh, "HAHAHA"

    I really did laugh though, I swear it

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    i like my time rx-s's. have pearl izumi shoes for both my spds and my, uh, look cafe rxs pedals. pi makes a good, affordable shoe imo.

    for clipless it's really toshi/mks/kashimax doubles or bust. everything else feels like crap after those

    oh and clipless wins at skids

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    Quote Originally Posted by DudeOnFire View Post
    Hi, I'm new to these forums and I need some help.

    I've used metal toe cages with single straps for a while now, I like skidding but the straps hurt my feet after a while. I've seen some Hold Fast and leather belts (?) combined with bmx pedals at my local fixed gear shop, they look pretty comfortable but I've also been thinking of switching from single straps to double straps but I'm not sure.. I'm leaning towards the Hold Fast FRS and leather belts like these (http://pedalbelts.blogspot.com/). Could someone please give me some opinions/recommendations/suggestions?

    Thank you for reading.
    Try dual-sided spds w/touring shoes to eliminate 'click' when doing errands off the bike. The clipless combo takes a little getting used to, but after your first 15 mins or so you should be ok with them. Some people recommend Crank Bros eggbeaters, but I've no experience with them.

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