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Just got a fixie. Looking for pedal recommendations.(5 posts)

Just got a fixie. Looking for pedal recommendations.dzrider
Feb 26, 2003 5:33 AM
I've never ridden one before and have Looks, EggBeaters and Shimano platform pedals in the basement. I'm leaning toward starting out with the platform pedals and no straps. Any suggestions
re: Just got a fixie. Looking for pedal recommendations.madstork
Feb 26, 2003 6:16 AM
I'm currently using Looks, but I would recommend that you try the EggBeaters first. Four sides makes clipping in easier, and your feet stay connected on high rpm downhills. See discussion from a few days ago on the topic.

Enjoy the fixed ride!
That discussion prompted the question.dzrider
Feb 26, 2003 1:49 PM
I thought the problem would be getting into the clips not staying in them. I guess I'll live and learn.
Go cliplesstriangleforge
Feb 27, 2003 12:49 PM
Once you're used to them (and it sounds as though you already are), getting in & out of clipless pedals on a fixed gear is a whole lot less gymnastic than with toeclips. Heaven knows riders managed just fine for decades with toeclips, but it's not particularly easy when you're not able to freewheel.

Cheers!
re: Just got a fixie. Looking for pedal recommendations.ukiahbill
Feb 26, 2003 8:48 AM
I just completed mine yesterday and am using Shimano PD-M324 pedals that are platform on one side and SPD on the other for starters, and they are working well, use the platform side in traffic, etc. They are kinda wide (though no pedal strikes so far), so will probably change to double sided MTB SPD's when I'm a better FG rider.