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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-13-08, 12:01 PM   #1
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Toe Clips/Straps for size 15 show ?

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I have a question... I just finished building my first fixie...my problem is I wear a size 15 shoe and am concerned with what toe clips people in this forum with larger feet have had success with ? Im leaning toward the Powergrips but aesthetically Id wish they came in leather to match my bike !


Any thoughts as to the biggest cages out there or links to other strap company's that make assortments of colors?
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Old 12-14-08, 09:39 PM   #2
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Size 14 shoes on my feet. I started with standard Wellgo platform pedals with plastic/nylon (?)toe clips and black plastic straps. Bought 'em as a set from Nashbar. To accomadate my feet, I used spacers on the screws that attach the toe clip's to the pedals (also used longer screws). This gives me about an extra 1/2 inch of length and gets my foot in a comfortable riding position. Call it the "MacGyver method" of bicycle mechanics. I don't ride with the straps tight on my shoes, just lightly snugged so I can take my shoes in and out fairly easily. The shoes I use are a used running shoes.

Don't use the 'clipless' ssytems since the set-up above works great on my two current bikes, and the only time I found a clipless shoe system that was size 14 the cost was over $200!!! That's WAAAYYY TOO MUCH cash for me to spend on recreational/workout riding!
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Old 12-15-08, 08:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info...The spacer idea makes alot of sense. Im gonna give the XL MKS toeclips a try with the MKS pedals...I found some longer straps @ Velo Orange so Im hoping that with a couple spacers on the pedal mounts will extend the clips to a more comfy foot position.

As far as the clipless pedals...I agree, but then again Ive never seen or heard of them in a 15, everyone says you can have em made custom but nothing custom has ever ended up being very cheap... plus Ive never wanted my feet attached to my pedals before, but feel its certainly a must on a brake less bike.
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Old 12-16-08, 09:54 AM   #4
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Clipless, size 15, I wear Nike sneaker size US15, and am riding Speedplay Zero Chro-mo on both my road bikes and I wear either my Sidi Genius in a 49 or my Louis Gaurneu Revo XRs in a 50. Nothing customer made.
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Old 12-16-08, 09:37 PM   #5
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Sidi makes expensive but excellent cycling shoes up to size 16 or so. (Size 52 EUR) I have a set and wear 16-17 depending on the shoe. Also note that the 52 is not quite sized right like most cycling stuff. I wear a size 50 Birkenstock and most of my nike stuff is size 50 EUR as well.

I have a set of Sidi Dominator 5's and like them very much. I wished I had went with the Wide option though as they are a bit snug. You will have to mail order them---some of the web companies are good about returns though.
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Old 01-07-09, 06:50 PM   #6
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Since the advent of clipless systems there aren't many choices for clips sized for 15(which is what I am as well). The khs XL's are probably your best bet. With regard to the Sidi's I can recommed them. I wear a 15 EE New Balance and can't fit into a 15 Nike to save my life. The Sidi Genious 5's in a size 51 normal/medium width work fine for me. I do use a thickish insole to help take up some of the volume. the Mega/Wide models are just that. They are HUGE Wide!
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