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    Lesson Learned- use the right clips/straps

    I know- Im stubborn, wanting to keep using these. I learned the hard way-
    on a fixie, you better get the right kind. I never thought much of how much
    my toes hang over the ends of the pedals until i got thrown. I was tired
    after 33 miles and was doing a tough climb, so my foot position was suffering.
    My left toe slid inward and caught under the crank as it was coming up on
    the back of the rotation. I always wondered what would happen in that situation-
    You get pulled off the bike on that side, and thrown to the ground!

    Im now going to change the clips/straps on the fixie to the same kind on my
    pista, which have much less toe overhang, and you cant get stuck under the crank.
    See my pics- If you have the kind i did- think about changing.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    It's also a good illustration of the benefits of wide mountain cilps.

    I've always preferred wide mountain clips since I usually ride in street shoes and they don't get under road clips as easily. I was thinking of getting skinny steel clips for the new bike but you just talked me out of it.

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    metal clips all the way...

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    I saw metal mountain clips somewhere. Anyone know who makes them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ersatz radio
    I saw metal mountain clips somewhere. Anyone know who makes them?

    the soma ones? http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/pedal...aps/14051.html

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    you are thinking of soma i think. but they only make one size.

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    those clips on the right are like foot thongs or somethin'...

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    I hate those clips on the right. Every time I get a bike with those, they get tossed immediately. The let your foot stick out like you pictured, and do a poor job of keeping the opening, open. I have the Soma's and really like them a lot, but my favorites are still the zefal mtb ones with the wide, shell-toe-like front. I've had them for nearly ten years.
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    I think I'm through with derailleurs.
    I guess uni's are my next step.

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    The foot thongs make my feet feel sexy

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    hey noriel- how far do your soma clips reach past the front edge of the pedal?
    My crappy thong clips are about 3 inches. The ones on my pista are 2 inches (much better).
    If they're about 2 in or less, i think ill get some.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    I ride my bike with straps only and no clips. Call me what you want but it is the best set up ever.

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    I know Keirin riders use double straps with no clips.
    Im just set in my ways

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    I searched at some of these fancy smancy LSBs around here and they don't cary decent clips, so I said screw clips. I would still give them a chance though.

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    meh, i have plastic clips, so it's all up to the straps. though i figure that as long as it's plastic, why not make it pink plastic to match the top tube protector (read: bandana) and grips?

    this thread's title prepared me to go "hey! i broke a strap today, too!" but...nope.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCARFACE
    I ride my bike with straps only and no clips. Call me what you want but it is the best set up ever.
    How do you keep the straps open to put your feet in? I think I'd keep stomping on the straps instead of getting through the loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCARFACE
    I ride my bike with straps only and no clips. Call me what you want but it is the best set up ever.
    Is there any advantage as compared to putting on the clips as well?



    ...thought so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    Is there any advantage as compared to putting on the clips as well?
    Dude, clips weigh like, 30 grams... that's one less leg to shave.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Problem solved- I got the MTB type clips and kept the old straps to make
    a two strap clip. The crank cant grab my toes now!

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    good stuff to know-
    I thought my shoes looked worn out!

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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