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fixed gear riding(5 posts)

fixed gear ridingblownpupil
Jan 18, 2002 11:09 AM
I've recently converted a road bike to a fixed gear, and have been riding it regularly. I am using old road pedals and toe clips. Is it dangerous to switch to clipless pedals? I am concerned more with ease of getting in and out of the pedals as opposed to knee problems. Any fixed riders out there have suggestions?
saferDog
Jan 18, 2002 11:23 AM
I think clipless is much safer; you can easily clip in and out, and don't have to ever reach down for a strap to tighten or loosen. Start with low release tension and work up. I think clipless are vastly superior, fixed or multi.

Dog
Always use clipless fixed. nmMB1
Jan 18, 2002 1:06 PM
Always use clipless fixed. nmblownpupil
Jan 19, 2002 7:04 AM
thanks. is there a particular clipless pedal which is known for easy adjustability? How about EggBeater pedals from Crank Bros?
We use SPDs on all our bikes. Seem ok.MB1
Jan 19, 2002 5:51 PM
We have 10 bikes that we regularly ride. It makes things a lot easier to not have to worry about which shoe to wear with what bike and having to remember how to enter and exit the pedal.

Just use the pedal you are most used to on your fixte.