What's up. Converting a 87' Panasonic Sport DX into a fixed gear. Due to vertical dropouts I'm getting a WI Eccentric rear hub. Shooting for a gear ratio around 42:15 or 44:16.
Anyways, on to the questions. I'm currently borrowing a friend's fixed gear with clips and I love riding with clips. For my bike I was thinking about crankbrother's candy because I heard that with the eggbeaters you get a pretty bad hotspot. Any other pedal recommendations? Straps and toe clips? Why?
Also, with the drivetrain. I have some crankarms that the LBS gave me for FREE (the best price). They're 170mm. Is that going to be scary taking corners? I feel like I'll make contact with the ground and eat it.
Also also, skidding with clipless? I've tried (Don't know how to skid) and I feel like I'm going to break the clips or something... Does it work?
And last but not least, do I need a WI lockring for my WI cog and hub or can I go another, cheaper route? A $20 lockring seems dumb.
Oh yeah! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!