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    Fixed clipless commuting, rare?

    I'm totally addicted to the combination of road-level foot retention and fixed city riding, and I'm wondering if you guys see much of this where you are from.

    I'm trying to understand my attraction to artificial restrictions and pointless "achievements" (clipping into spd-sl on the 1st 1/4 rotation, stopping by unweighting + front break + skip, avoiding deep sideways skids at all costs, etc.)

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    where I'm from? No. but a lot of the cities really known for the FG community seems to have quite a bit.

    I would need to be commuting at least 12-15 miles for me to want to change shoes when I arrived at my destination. Though I guess some people rock the hidden clip shoes.
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    but most I see ride with mountain bike pedals
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    clipless and fixed, lots and lots of miles, every day
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    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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    MTB clipless for commuting.
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    i had spd-sl on my lo pro for a while. it's such a pleasure riding with them. however, due to the frequent amount of start/stopping in brooklyn/the city it became a little annoying to clip in and out, then to swap shoes for walking.

    however, riding clipless fixed is a much more rewarding ride then clips/straps i feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinemattic View Post
    however, riding clipless fixed is a much more rewarding ride then clips/straps i feel.
    Exactly! I rode through Morro Bay wine country clipless brakeless fixed and it was so much fun.
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    I've thought about it many times, but haven't made the switch on my fixed because I have clipless on my road bike and like having a different bike that I can ride with regular shoes.

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    Time to get another bike!

    I have an extra set of clipless pedals, but I am thinking I need a bike I can just ride without changing shoes... so I am building up the Stop Cycles E.t.A

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    All this talk of changing shoes. I live in my clipless shoes
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    i bring spare set of shoos to swap into as riding with road pedals is just that much more awesome... but i often don't take em off and violate rule #69 (and 22)
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    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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    If you commute to work or school, it's always nice to have a place where you can keep regular clothing and shoes all the time so you can change upon arrival.

    Extra bonus points if you have shower access too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    violate rule #69 (and 22)
    I am also guilty.
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    Go for it, I don't mind carrying a change of shoes when commuting to work (5 miles). I just find them more secure, easier and quicker to get into than toe clips or straps, so it makes up for the hassle of carrying an extra set of shoes with convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    i bring spare set of shoos to swap into as riding with road pedals is just that much more awesome... but i often don't take em off and violate rule #69 (and 22)
    I usually violate rule 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhop View Post
    I've thought about it many times, but haven't made the switch on my fixed because I have clipless on my road bike and like having a different bike that I can ride with regular shoes.
    My reasons exactly.
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    a good casual spd shoe like this + mtb pedal is the sweet spot for commuting, unclip and walk as always


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
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    +1

    I tried clips again on my touring bike. It lasted maybe 3 days before I switched back.
    damn clips hurt my toes
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    Seeing these recessed-clipless shoes, I'm considering making the switch. I just don't have any problems with clips and I am terrified of unclipping at a high cadence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMJ View Post
    Seeing these recessed-clipless shoes, I'm considering making the switch. I just don't have any problems with clips and I am terrified of unclipping at a high cadence.
    You won't accidentally unclip at a high rpm unless your pedalling technique is really horrible. Once you go clipless, you'll never change back to clips / straps.
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    i have spd-sl and i walk on my shoes all the time. it feels like you are wearing tap dancing shoes or something but not too bad lol. you can easily walk around a grocery store or something like that. i usually just carry vans in my backpack if i know im gonna be walking more than riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    You won't accidentally unclip at a high rpm unless your pedalling technique is really horrible. Once you go clipless, you'll never change back to clips / straps.
    I ride both and sometimes... even rock flat pedals.

    Will say that a higher percentage of my riding is done with clipless and have mtb and touring shoes that are also great for walking and serve as my primary shoes.

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    I commute with time atacs on my fixed when i do commute on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
    a good casual spd shoe like this + mtb pedal is the sweet spot for commuting, unclip and walk as always
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    I've heard the cleats sometimes clack on the ground. dat tru?

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