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    Senior Member sbcdestroy's Avatar
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    Got some power grips <333

    I love these! i hated the thought of clipless or toe clips, but running platforms with nothing was just too hard to slow down fast.

    I recomend them.

    these are great. so heres some pics, sort of a bike check.

    Frame: OLMO year? ive been told anywhere from late 40's to mid 70's
    Fork: matching OLMO
    stem/bars : Schwinn Letour stem, generic flat bars chopped to 22" (Nitto drop persuits on the way)
    gripz ODI longneck, comfy and last for ass ever
    Rear wheel : w/e comes on a Giant bowery sp?, 14t cogsealed cartridge, double wall, good for the price
    Front wheel bleh, unsealed schwinn 27" letour
    cranks: Profile 175 ha! Fit bike co 39t sprocket
    pedals: old? olmo, campy? dont know... with POWER GRIPS!
    seat/post Macniel SL combo cannibal corpse seat cover 14oz total
    tires front ? rear: Bontrager race xlite silica

    still in the works, raw and ratty, but I like it that way
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    IT'S IN YOUR HEAD jeac's Avatar
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    i'm very intrigued by these. I want to try them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbcdestroy
    I love these! i hated the thought of clipless or toe clips, but running platforms with nothing was just too hard to slow down fast.

    I recomend them.
    +1 Powergrips are the dreamiest. You can install them the other way around if you want to lose the logo. Or, keep them as they are and preach the gospel.

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    are they snugger (is that really a word?) feeling than toe clips/straps?
    Life is like a jar of Jalepenos. What you do today could burn your %$$ tomorrow!

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    In my experience they're less snug. Especially if you wear different shoes. They can be fit to work pretty darn well with a specific shoe, but for me they're never righty tighty.
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    I'm Irish. I'd get in a fight over a lukewarm coffee or an untied shoe.

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    IT'S IN YOUR HEAD jeac's Avatar
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    do you need old style pedals to mount them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FERAL
    are they snugger (is that really a word?) feeling than toe clips/straps?
    If you actually reach down and tighten your straps, no. If you hop on and ride, yes, much.

    They are sort of a nice compromise between clips and clipless. You can get in and out super easy like clipless and you can wear your everyday shoes like with clips and straps.

    Mine work great with all of my shoes except my boots. Most of the time I ride them with a pair of Sauconys and they are perfect.

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    TRUED 'TIL DEATH DerekRI's Avatar
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    That's it. I'm officially putting a pair of these on my fuji today or tomorrow.. there's a set at the LBS. Word!

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    They do have their strengths and weaknesses but I think they are quite nice for most applications. My ex girlfriend has my pair... Guess I gotta buy a new set now!

    I'm wondering if they will attach to downhill style pedals like these ones that came on my MTB:


    They have holes I could mount the hardware on, but they are slightly recessed which may cause problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeac
    do you need old style pedals to mount them?
    I believe that any pedal that you can mount clips to will work. If you are worried about fit, nashbar sells Powergrips and pedals together for about 40. You shouldn't need to do that though.

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    anyone who says these fit better than clips has clearly not run double straps.

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    Yes, clearly... Thanks.

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    My straps have goten flimsy. The straps just want to move when trying to insert my foot. Anybody running into the same issue?

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    I just went to the LBS and tried hooking a set of these up... 2 observations:

    1. the hardware isn't exactly "tough"... while tightening one of the allen bolts up to clamp the strap into place, i heard "click" and tried to back it off... the bolt had jumped threads and cross threaded itself.. lame

    2. these do not work on just any pedals (at least without adaptation). the holes in the back side of my pedals would have made the powergrips too narrow when the strap was bolted there... so yeah, they don't just work with anything.

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    love mine. i'm discovering that they get stiff and don't want to play when it's freezing out, but i'm still all flustery around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    My straps have goten flimsy. The straps just want to move when trying to insert my foot. Anybody running into the same issue?
    Yep yep yeppers. I need additional wiggles and shifting to get the toes in correctly. Mushy straps. I've said this, as have others: These are great for around townie rides, not so much for high performance, racing etc. For that I switch to my eggbeaters. A bit of extra wrenching, but I don't mind it so much. As a qualifier I'll say I run fixed with a brake. When I ran Powergrips brakeless I never felt totally confident. Maybe I'm just a little girlie man. So be it.
    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    I'm Irish. I'd get in a fight over a lukewarm coffee or an untied shoe.

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    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaStella
    These are great for around townie rides, not so much for high performance, racing etc.
    Etc. would include being high performace on the pedals then. The pair I've been trying just doesn't hold up to the last pair I had. Last pair I had was from the early to mid 90's, had a yellow gecko and diamond like pattern on them.

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    ive had power grips on MY old OLMO for over a year and not only are they still intact, they still holla back! i couldnt believe the "grip" hardware would actually hold, but it does pretty well. true that if you wear different kinds of shoes it can get tricky, but there are worse things

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