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Your pedals?madstork
Jan 2, 2003 12:28 PM
Had this question in mind for some time, just decided to post it after a fixed ride on New Year's Day. Great way to start 2003!

I'm using clipless road pedals now, as that was what I had in the used parts box. Thinking about using spd's from my mtb to make clipping in easier in traffic.

So, what do you prefer? Clipless, clips/straps, platforms, etc.?
time ATACsctisevn
Jan 2, 2003 12:46 PM
Ive been using atacs on my steamroller for about a year and have found the float in the atacs and easy release make them good for fixed riding. Ive used spd type pedals in the past but I prefer the times. Ive only ridden platforms on my fixie once and have no intention of doing it again.
re: Your pedals?fixedgearhead
Jan 2, 2003 1:16 PM
3 sets of Campy Croce de Aune' Pedals & clips and straps
2 sets of Campy Chorus Pro clipless pedals
1 set of Shimano spd's clipless pedals
2 sets MKS Sylvan Trtack pedals & clips & straps for Tandem

another vote for ATACslonefrontranger
Jan 2, 2003 1:39 PM
Sure they aren't period and don't go with the retrogrouch drilled out crank or SR bits on my classic old Ishiwata CroMo Trek. I'm guessing this frame is circa 1983 or so, from the days before LeMond et al started ****ing up the fit on American built bikes. I believe this is the same frame in the (in)famous Rebecca Twigg poster from that era.

The ATAC's work extremely well for fixed riding in traffic, have the necessary float, and my MTB shoes are just plain warmer and more comfy for winter riding.
Time ATACs (nm)8cht
Jan 2, 2003 1:52 PM
Speedplay X-2'sTig
Jan 2, 2003 2:04 PM
I move them back and forth between bikes. It only takes 2 minutes to move them and saves me the cost of unneeded duplicates.

I love how easy they are to get in and out of, the float, and the feel of them. I've never become unclipped accidently, even during excessive 160 RPM fixed gear madness! The X-3's aren't very good (cheap bearings), and the X-1's and Zero's are over priced for what you really get.

I've ridden clips, Looks, Shimano Look compatibles, and SPD's, but none have been as good for my needs as the Speedplay's. If I commuted or toured, I'd use my old SPD's. They work fine for MTB. It's all just personal preference... like saddles.
Egg beaters for fixed ridingShad
Jan 2, 2003 2:21 PM
Very easy to engage. Quite similar in feel to the ATAC's I used to use. Some don't like the smaller platform though. I've had no problems so far.

Also like them for regular road riding when the weather is cruddy or I'm riding in major stop and go/inner city trafic.
Jan 2, 2003 2:44 PM
I have eggbeaters on all my bikes. I like the float, the weight, the 4 sides. I've never found a platform to be necessary. I used to ride only SPDs but switched to eggbeaters for their mud clearance on the mtn bikes.
Platforms for singlespeed ...Humma Hah
Jan 2, 2003 6:45 PM
... I haven't decided about fixed yet. I've got experience with toe clips but never really did like 'em that much. I'd not like to try my toothy platforms on the fixte, tho'.

Modern BMX platforms are really great for singlespeed. The cruiser fits me only if I can change my position on the pedals, on the arches seated but on the balls of my feet when standing. I have never experienced a "hot spot". The Diamondback Bigfoot pedals I use never slip, allow me to "pedal semicircles" for very smooth power delivery, are comfortable even on epic-length all-day rides, and I just can't imagine how clipless or toe clips would improve on them for any bike that can coast.
Thanks for the responses! (nm)madstork
Jan 3, 2003 6:35 AM