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Old 10-30-07, 01:12 PM   #1
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Toe clip sizing and toe overlap

I recently purchased some MKS clips for my Fixed gear size XL. I wear a size 12 shoe, and I that is what was recommended. However, I find they are way too deep, and also cause about 1/4' to 1/2" toe overlap. When I feel comfortable in them, I have anywhere from 1/2" to 3/4" of space between the front of my shoe and the front of the clip.

Will Medium or Large MKS clips solve these problems?

OR: What are the size differences between the sizes of MKS clips in inches? (M,L,XL)

They are for the Windsor in my sig.

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Old 10-30-07, 01:44 PM   #2
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Can you call or e-mail the manufacturer and get some size information from them?

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Old 10-30-07, 01:48 PM   #3
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Small: Men's 6 - 7.5
Med: Men's 8 - 9.5
Large: Men's 10-12
X-Large: Men's 12 and up

I would try a large if you have a 12 and have that much space between your shoe and the clip. As for over lap, if it's only 1/2" you won't have a problem with a smaller clip. Also over lap is mostly a problem with slower speeds, the faster the speed the less likely it is you'll hit your front wheel.
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Overlap happens, but it sounds like you do need new clips.
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I know overlap is sometimes inevitable, but I figure new clips may kill 2 birds with one stone.

Anyway, what do you guys think about the idea of buying some mediums, and if they turn out too small, (I do like my foot abnormally far back on the pedal) I could just space them out a touch with an extra nut or washers between the clip and pedal? In essence, I could custom size them to my needs that way.

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If you ride with just the ball of your foot on the pedal then try the mediums. Save any washer that are on your clips now that way if you do need to space them out you can use those instead of running around and trying to find washers that might work. Also take into account the length of the bolt, I know the bolt that come with the MKS clips are rather short, Just enough for the pedal and clip.
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If you ride with just the ball of your foot on the pedal then try the mediums. Save any washer that are on your clips now that way if you do need to space them out you can use those instead of running around and trying to find washers that might work. Also take into account the length of the bolt, I know the bolt that come with the MKS clips are rather short, Just enough for the pedal and clip.
Great, thanks for the input, Ill order them tonight.

I just looked at my stock bolts and there is about 1/4" of extra thread, so I should be good to go.

Thanks for the help everyone!

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I've found some 1/4" thick spacers at my local hardware store. You might want to go ahead and get the medium clips and if they're too short, just space them forward slightly.
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Anyway, what do you guys think about the idea of buying some mediums, and if they turn out too small, (I do like my foot abnormally far back on the pedal) I could just space them out a touch with an extra nut or washers between the clip and pedal? In essence, I could custom size them to my needs that way.

Thanks for the help!

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That will work fine. A friend wears size 14 shoes and we couldn't find any clips bigger than "Large". A short stack of washers and longer bolts solved his problem.
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By convention the ball of your foot should center over the pedal spindle.
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I've found some 1/4" thick spacers at my local hardware store. You might want to go ahead and get the medium clips and if they're too short, just space them forward slightly.
Works for me:



FWIW, I've found Medium clips to be too short for my size 9 1/2 feet. Both Japanese and European clips need to be Large for me, unless spaced as above.
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By convention the ball of your foot should center over the pedal spindle.
Whys that? Genuinely curious.
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