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    Toe clip strap question

    Sorry to have to ask this but, what is the best way to lace toe clip straps through the buckle. I have tried it several ways and it still loosens itself when i pull my foot up. A pic would be great. thanks. Yes I am frustrated enough to go through the embarrassment of asking this question. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebonyresearch View Post
    Sorry to have to ask this but, what is the best way to lace toe clip straps through the buckle. I have tried it several ways and it still loosens itself when i pull my foot up. A pic would be great. thanks. Yes I am frustrated enough to go through the embarrassment of asking this question. Thanks.
    The strap (non-buckle end) should go over your foot. The strap should be threaded through the buckle so that it points up a bit to the outside. It should tighten if you pull the strap up and loosen pull it while pinching the buckle open. The strap should jam (lock) the buckle if you pull up with your feet.

    http://jimlangley.blogspot.com/2007/12/q-toe-clips.html

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    ok, i think I was doing it that way, must need some other straps because they just loosen in either direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebonyresearch View Post
    ok, i think I was doing it that way, must need some other straps because they just loosen in either direction.
    You do have to feed them the right way through the buckle.

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    Here is a good diagram about attaching toe clips from John Allen's Bicycling Street Smarts.
    http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/chapter1a.htm

    The rest of the on-line book is pretty good, too

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    good diagram thanks, but the teeth on the current pair of straps are not over far enough to catch the strap and keep it from moving backwards.

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    This is how I do it:


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    I wonder how many people actually use these things in the way they were intended? To my knowledge, no one makes shoes anymore with the slot for the back edge of the pedal.

    Way back when, before "clipless" pedals were invented, the drill was to do most of one's riding with the straps rather loose, but to reach down and pull them tight when one wished to sprint or climb a big hill. Then you'd loosen them up again so that your foot wouldn't go to sleep, and you wouldn't fall over like Artie Johnson at traffic lights.
    Clipless solved so many problems....

    We use toe-clip pedals on the police bikes, as we need to wear ordinary shoes for foot patrol or going into buildings. You'll not make many friends walking over a hardwood floor with SPD cleats digging divots... But no one uses them as described....We just use them as devices to keep your foot in place on the pedal. The "half clips" are very popular; thats the ones with the toe part only, and no straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    This is how I do it:

    Double up.

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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