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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-19-09, 04:23 PM   #1
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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:

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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