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Old 05-12-06, 05:46 PM   #1
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new double toe straps spotted

There was this old thread asking about leather double toe straps a waze back.
I found that Soma Fabrications has them new.

They cost 39.99 which is more than 2x their single ones, which continues the mystery of why doubles cost so much. But they are cheaper than other ones out there. Not Gucci®-priced, but I tend to like Target® pricing if possible.
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Old 05-12-06, 05:51 PM   #2
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errebi sprints are only 5 dollars more. if you wanna get gucci my LBS sells gucci stamped tabs for connecting two singles together. Me personally, I'll keep dreaming towards the day that I can buy a pair of the kashimax or toshi ones without feeling absolutely ********.
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Old 05-12-06, 05:53 PM   #3
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doubles cost more because you need a bigger piece of leather to make them...
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last I checked leather wholesale prices weren't THAT high, though. I think a lot of the price is driven by consumers willingness to buy them at the current price.
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Old 05-13-06, 07:46 AM   #5
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why does it have to be leather?
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Those don't look to be laminated.
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Old 05-13-06, 09:13 AM   #7
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why does it have to be leather?
Because nobody loves a hippy.
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Those don't look to be laminated.
I've heard through the grapevine that they are not, and indeed are utter ****e.
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I looked at a pair at freewheel last night. wasnt too impressed with them. they just looked kinda cheap. saving my money for some mks'
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Old 07-28-06, 12:32 PM   #11
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dude get over the toshi fear. i have toshi singles and they're stupid good. doubles must be like the brick house for the little piggie that told the wolf to go **** himself. that piggie = your feet.
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i dont fear the toshis, i just think they're %()@*#$ ugly.
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Old 07-28-06, 03:53 PM   #13
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Because nobody loves a hippy.
lorica (sidi shoe material) is superior to leather, in that it stretches less, is more breathable, better resistance to water, and just as durable. microtex (fizik saddle material) has similar properties.
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Old 07-28-06, 03:56 PM   #14
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it is not at all resistant to abrasion though.
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for toe clips and shoes, it is resistant enough. i wouldn't recommend it for a motorcycle jacket though.
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Personally I don't think its durable enough for shoes. A very small crash can completely ruin a shoe. I wouldn't trust it rubbing against the pedal cage all day either.
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