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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    Now that they've been out a little bit...

    What say you about the Soma double straps? Good value? Awesome? Utter crap?

    Also, Harris Cyclery's site says they're laminated, but there's no mention of it on the Soma site. So....are they?

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    jamtastic???

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    i love mine. Had em a little over a month. I can write a review if needed with pics. No splitting. Some scratches. But i ride them everyday 7 days a week and they have take the abuse like a champ.

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    review please. Do they hold tight when set and not tightened???

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    I've loved mine for every minute of the past month or so.
    They stay nice and snug and have held up perfectly fine so far.
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    Are they laminated?

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    I believe so.
    I'm not entirely sure what laminated straps look like in comparison to non.
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    J.A.M Jamtastic's Avatar
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    they are laminated. But they arnt splitting like some cheap lam straps ive had before.

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    J.A.M Jamtastic's Avatar
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    just to add. They are noit gorgeous. The leather scratches and the buckles dont have the craftmanship of toshi/mks/erribi. But they are strong and so far bomb proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamtastic
    just to add. They are noit gorgeous. The leather scratches and the buckles dont have the craftmanship of toshi/mks/erribi. But they are strong and so far bomb proof.

    +1 on the leather scratching.
    Mine were pretty beat up after installation.
    But, who the **** cares about that?
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    i just got some.. they feel really nice.. but thats from beat up singles

    i like the looks.. super generic

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    sitting on my floor in a pile of parts under my new frame--where are my ****ing wheels superspokes.com!?! Will write a review as soon as I can get them on the road (won't work with pedals on my beater). So far can vouch for the scratching, just running them through the buckles once lets me konw they aren't gonna stay black for very long...

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    This thread us useless without motos.

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    Motos? No, this is a bicycle forum...

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    Clips/straps are sooo on my "thinkin' about it" list these days. I haven't used them since early 2002.

    I almost busted my as* TWICE at the coffee shop this afternoon with my cycling shoes. You know, the SLIP_2_FEET + GRIP routine.

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    some one needs to make laminated double straps that are pleather instead of leather. that **** does not stretch at all like leather, dont have to worry about it breaking down in the wet conditions, and its would be vegan friendly. we all win on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumenredundas
    some one needs to make laminated double straps that are pleather instead of leather. that **** does not stretch at all like leather, dont have to worry about it breaking down in the wet conditions, and its would be vegan friendly. we all win on this one.

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    and they'd be like, say, $20. I don't blink an eye at a $1500 disc wheel, or a $10,000 carbon fiber frame (I can't afford either, but I understand), but $100 for double straps? WTF?

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    while these arnt vegan.. 36.00 bucks is reasonable for how durable they have appeared to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumenredundas
    some one needs to make laminated double straps that are pleather instead of leather. that **** does not stretch at all like leather, dont have to worry about it breaking down in the wet conditions, and its would be vegan friendly. we all win on this one.

    XVX
    actually the rubber / plastics used to make "pleather" do break down when exposed to grease and oil and the elements because it is vinyl..secondly you could always get some old binda canvas straps or some mks rubber lam straps two then just tape em together
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    those uh sakae? something like that laminated rubber straps have held up for over a year now probably with 0 problems

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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    OK, I ordered a set this morning. I'll report back with pictures once they're in and installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem
    actually the rubber / plastics used to make "pleather" do break down when exposed to grease and oil and the elements because it is vinyl..secondly you could always get some old binda canvas straps or some mks rubber lam straps two then just tape em together
    well in my experience with pleather it lasts yeasr instead of months. ive had a pleather belt for over 8 years now for snowbaording and skateboarding and its still the same as it was one i got it(except the colour, but that doesnt matter) i agree that they break down but everything does. and what are these rubber lam straps. i have never heard or seen of those. and im kinda intreged by them now.

    XVX

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    lumenredundas, you must either be or know john.

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    A belt sees considerably less wear than a set of toe clip straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumenredundas
    and what are these rubber lam straps. i have never heard or seen of those. and im kinda intreged by them now.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SAKAE-RUBBER-LAM...QQcmdZViewItem

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