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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-28-05, 11:08 AM   #1
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steel vs aluminum toe clips

so...i'm sure this is an old topic but when I searched i didn't really find what I was looking for.

question: steel or aluminum toe clips?

i understand the obvious weight difference between the two metals, but i'm wondering more about durability. i wouldn't say i'm a hardcore rider by any means, but i subject my bike to the basic daily rigors of any fixed gear out there. i like the idea of aluminum clips only because they would be lighter...but steel would hold up longer i'd think. does it really matter which i go with?

for peace of mind i think i'm gonna go with aluminum cause those are the ones i want subconsciously haha
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Old 07-28-05, 11:13 AM   #2
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I don't think anyone will say anything contrary to what you did in answering your own question.

I broke a pair of old aluminum cinelli clips. Look out for the jagged edges where they break -- ouch. My steel MKS clips seem to be holding up great.
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well...based upon further consideration and your bit of info, i just ordered a set of steel MKS clips

thanks for the insight adam
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ah great, glad I could be of help.
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