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    What Type Of Pedals Do Single Speeds....

    What sort of pedals do single speed riders usually equip their bikes with ?

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    tried and true

    I use Shimano 747's on all my bikes, love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T 3
    What sort of pedals do single speed riders usually equip their bikes with ?
    Bicycle pedals.
    I use the same pedals I use for most every bike, Eggbeaters, and sometimes Mallets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T 3
    What sort of pedals do single speed riders usually equip their bikes with ?
    Flat pedals work the best for me.

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    yep, like they all said.

    whatever your personal preference may be. i have various ancarnations of spd compats on all my rides. from single sided ritchey roads, to wellgo ritchey double sided clones, to shimano 545 platform combos.

    run what ya brung. whatever you have laying around. so far as i know, no one is marketing a "SS specific" pedal. what would be the point? though i'm sure someone out there would have to have it.
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    Depends on the bike

    Mostly Eggbeaters but also flats on my commuter.

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    I'm currently running flats...

    ... for when I bring my bike in to work for the odd lunch hour ride but have a set of SPDs at the ready for whenever they are needed. As said before, "Run what ya brung!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by T 3
    What sort of pedals do single speed riders usually equip their bikes with ?
    Egg Beaters on all my bikes! Road, Fixie, Tandem, SS, Geary, etc....
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    eggs.

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    Time's

    Times work fine on all of my bikes.

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    I'm a member of the Frog Brigade

    All my mountain and 'cross bikes have Speedplay Frog pedals.

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    Shimano 545s...

    which are completely trashed for having been used for eight months, with smashed cages, cracked seals and lost bolts (nothing crucial, of course) just a few of the highlights. They still work, by some miracle, so I keep using them. They replaced a pair of older Shimanos that I used for nearly ten years; these won't last that long, but I'll probably replace them with the same, if only because they work well before breaking!! : ^) I also use some Azonic Mags for the crazier ****, and for commuting.
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    I've used: Shimano 747s, 535s, and 959s; Time ATAC Carbons and Titans; CB Egg Beaters; and, BeBops. My favorite pedal is the 959. It has been reliable and consistent in the 18 months I've been racing, training and riding on them. And, this has been through thick-n-sticky mud, snow, slush, etc. However, when things get really nasty (i.e., during 'cross season with snow, mud and leaves all at the same time), I'll turn to the Eggs since there is NO pedal better in these conditions. The ATACs come close and so do the 959s.

    But, I've been burned too many times to trust the Eggs: 2 busted cleats, 1 blown outboard bearing which caused the pedal body to separate from the spindle, excessive and premature slop, excessive and premature cleat wear, excessive wear of the soles of my shoes: Shimano 220s and 320s.

    I'm anxious to try the new ATACs.

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    time atac's on my ss
    time atac z's on my dh bike.
    time atck z's on my geared hardtail
    time atac's on my road bike
    time atac's on the wife's ss
    time atac's on the wife's xc bike.
    time atac's on the wife's road bike.

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    Eggy's

    Eggs on the Sofa King.
    Eggs on the Stumpy commuter.
    Eggs on momma's road bike.
    Eggs on momma's mt. bike.

    Time Impact's on me TCR roadie. (may switch to Eggs...)

    Mostly Eggy's! 8^)

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    time z's on all bikes.

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    another frog brigade member

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    All my mountain and 'cross bikes have Speedplay Frog pedals.

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    i've been very happy with my frogs for the past 4-5 years. they always work in all conditions i've been in, from mucky clay mud to trails so dry if feels like your riding through flour.

    but i do have spd's on my commuter fixie. very inexpensive way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T 3
    What sort of pedals do single speed riders usually equip their bikes with ?

    I have Time ATACs on my rides. Inexpensive, ruggedly reliable but perhaps a bit too heavy for some.

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    Time pedals, specifically the ATAC's

    Best pedals.
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    ATAC and Mallet

    Zero knocks against the basic ATAC, awesome pedz, but The Crank Bros build a better platform pedal than Time does IMO.

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    Times. Atac Alium.

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    I like eggs. They are not SS specific. I think any decent pedal will work for SS. Although it may be easier to climb with clips vs flats.

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    Time Alium's and Z's, all bikes

    they don't let you down, need i say more?

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    747 all the way

    eggs break a lot. I also broke 959. 747 work great for me. speedplays hurt my knees. ATAC's are too tight, cannot be adjusted and I always end up breaking plastic covers.

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    Frogs here too. Gribbit!

    I've had Frogs now since like 1995 and love them. I've got too many pair now to justify even trying something new because they still work damn well in mud, snow, and dust. And they won't release on ya if you nail them on a rock or wear the carbon soles out of your shoes like some of the other newer styles do...
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    Time all the way!!!!!!!!!!!1

    I have Time on all my bikes - Carbon and composite. My road bike has egg beaters.
    I am about to put teh Attac's on the roadie to see how they perform.

    I have used 959, 747, Time, eggs, amd numerous SPD shimano imitations like the wellgos and the Nashbars. The Times are the best!!!!!!
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    time atacs...

    ... for quite a while now.

    i used to have some serious frog envy ( see, i could never justify dropping that much cash on pedals to myself) but that's passed now. i did use them once - fantastic pedals - but my times are great, and still cheaper. and my times haven't had any of the troubles that the eggbeaters i my wife rides have..

    not to say the eggs aren't great pedals when they work for her, but my times just go ... y'know? no fuss, no muss. the casings do get a bit beat up, but they still work flawlessly.

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    SPD compatible's

    I have Shimanos on my gearie, Advent on my SS and Shimanos on my son's. By having all on SPD compatible I don't have to have multiple shoes or have to swap cleats depending on what I'm going to ride.

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    same as any other bike...

    bebops, shimano 737s (yes I still own those), various victor-made spd compatibles, or platforms of some sort (depending on the weather).

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    I've tried some Ritcheys that were terrible, almost killed myself trying to get out of them. Time ATACs hurt my knees for some reason, though they are the best I've tried in mucky conditions. I have some EggBeaters that I haven't installed yet. Now I'm using 959's, which are my favorite thus far. They seem very consistent on getting in and out, very natural. I haven't tried the Eggs though.

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    959s on the mtbs, Dura Ace on the roadies.

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    Shimano

    Shimano on all our bikes so we can use the same shoes/cleats for all...and so my husband and I can swap bikes. I'd like to try eggbeaters or frogs but it would be too expensive to change now.

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