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Flat Pedals on a Fixed?

Old 04-27-08, 07:16 PM
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Flat Pedals on a Fixed?

i am curious about the pros and cons of flat pedals, like bmx pedals on a fixed
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Old 04-27-08, 07:20 PM
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just run a brake if you're not going to have any foot retention
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Old 04-27-08, 07:20 PM
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Pro: No retention
Con: No retention

Very good idea to run these, especially if you're brakeless.
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Old 04-27-08, 07:55 PM
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it's not worth it! I once ran platform pedals, and the bike wasnt even fixed, it had gears and a freehub and all that ****, and I tried to get out of the saddle to sprint and BAM my foot fell off the pedal, I skinned my knee on the road and the car behind me stopped JUST IN FRONT OF MY FACE!! Imagine my good luck.

So since I can't ride safely on platform pedals, no one should try. It's damn irresponsible to ride without foot retention, and obviously you can't manage it if me, an experienced cyclist, had trouble.
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Old 04-27-08, 07:57 PM
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If you run brakes, that's fine.

brakeless + no clips/clipless = creationist
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Old 04-27-08, 07:58 PM
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Pro: Bigger pedal = more control?

Con: Big pedal with metal studs for traction will leave big mark when your foot eventually falls off.
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Old 04-27-08, 08:01 PM
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If you run brakes, that's fine.

brakeless + no clips/clipless = creationist
brakeless and clipless works fine dude
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Old 04-27-08, 08:02 PM
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So yeah, seriously. I prefer normal cage platforms (think road pedals without clips) because you can actually curl your toes around them when cadences get high. On the plus side, BMX pedals will make it easier to lift/hop the rear of the bike, but I don't like them for going fast.

+1 on the front brake, unless you want to be REALLY tired from throwing your balls against the stem everytime you need to stop. I mean, it can be done...I rode that setup for a few weeks, but it's just dumb.
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Old 04-27-08, 09:27 PM
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i rode 80 miles yesterday on bmx pedals with toe clips attached to them, fixed and brakeless, and think they are a great low cost pedal. comfy for sure and no issues for me. i do however prefer my soma hellyer pedals.
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Old 04-27-08, 09:31 PM
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You can put clips on BMX pedals and other platform pedals.

I'm running some Wellgo M21 mountain bike pedals with clips. It's way more comfortable than my MKS AR2's with soft-soled sneakers. They're also way more secure.

I'm planning on giving some BMX pedals a try in the future. Flat pedals are not a problem. Lack of retention is. You can find a retention solution on most pedals. If you can't, don't bother, unless you're running SS and/or have no intention of how to properly pedal a bicycle.
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Old 04-28-08, 06:04 PM
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thanks guys
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good luck w/ ur new setup....no foot retention is possible cuz im currently doing it until i get the money for a new pedal set
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If youre on a short, casual ride with the fixed gear bike, such as to the local store, why not just ride on the clip in cleat pedals with your street shoes? Its the cleats that really take advantage of a fixed gear drivetrain, allowing more power all thru the circle
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