Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
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Originally Posted by jspeezy
Metal or nylon toe clips (cages). Not to be confused with cars.
Ahh, "Toe clips," then; not "cages."
From Sheldon Brown's Bicycle glossary:
1. A metal or plastic holder for the bearing balls in a ball bearing. Use of a cage keeps the balls from bumping into one another, and allows the use of fewer balls. In the case of traditional cup-and-cone bearings used on bicycles, the primary purpose of caged balls is to save labor. More formally known as a retainer.
2. A holder for carrying a water bottle.
3. The part of a derailer through which the chain passes. The front derailer cage is a simple guide, the rear derailer cage contains the jockey pulley and the tension pulley.
4. The outer part of a conventional pedal, the part that comes into contact with the rider's shoe.
5. The part of an internal gear hub which holds the planet pinions.
6. Slang term for an automobile; a "cager" is the driver of an automobile.
Toe Clips are stirrup-like devices that attach to pedals. They are normally used with leather or fabric straps. Actually, the straps are more important than the clips, but without the clips it is nearly impossible to get into the straps, because the clips hold the straps open, allowing the rider to slip into them.