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    st00pid toe straps

    just broke my second one. !@#!#@$@#$#$@$. should i try to ride home with no strap (i do have brakes) or am i just asking for certain death? i'm just afraid i'll forget i don't have the straps, try to brake like i normally would, and end up eating asphalt.

    any recommendation for straps that don't suck and will last me longer than four months? and i'm not crazy about clips.

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    power grips.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    power grips.
    yeah if you don't want clips thats probably the best option.

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    a decent pair of sturdy double straps?
    got mks doubles and i have pitty for anything less.
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    power grips... i want some!

    Im using SPDs atm. (clipless)

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    these power grips look pretty rad. they just screw on any old pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vond freedom
    these power grips look pretty rad. they just screw on any old pedals?
    Well not ANY, but ones with holes for reflectors i think...(someone correct me)

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    yeah, they screw in the same holes that toe clips use.

    due to clearance, they won't work very well with those pedals that have one side clipless and one side platform (learned that one the hard way) but they should work on any pedal that works with toe clips.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    go clipless
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    power grips.
    someone link me please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumpsterlife
    someone link me please?
    http://www.google.com/search?q=power...en-US:official

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    google maybe?!

    http://powergrips.mrpbike.com/pg_benefits.shtml

    EDIT:ya beat mi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumpsterlife
    someone link me please?
    and for a slightly more helpful link:

    http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?brand=0249&init=y

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldener
    and for a slightly more helpful link:

    http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?brand=0249&init=y
    toshi doubles. cheaper than clipless (until they break again) and you can wear shoes you like

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    is probably wrong Dumpsterlife's Avatar
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    lazy, my bust...that was kinda ridiculous

    funny, i have some of those and didn't realize it.

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    Learn to skid with the opposite foot

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    I'm interested in a set of double straps. Toshi gets thrown around here a lot. Where can I order some for a pretty fair price. I guess I'll also need some new toe clips too?

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    at the preasent moment I am digging nylon straps-dirt cheap,long lasting, and cheap

    be sure to file down the points where the pedal comes in contact with the strap
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    Learn to skid with the opposite foot
    +1. i also learned how to do a 'jamaican skid. very easy. strap that is broken(pull up with), put foot on underside of pedal and you will do a skid. toshi dubles r $100 but very worth it. i have the on my bike and will never want to go clipless or single strap again

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    Man, now I'm split between Powergrips and double straps (Toshi, MKS or Sprint) now that I just researched Powerstraps and they're cheap and have pretty much across the board positive reviews. All I know is I'm obsessed with maintaining a perfect cadence and single straps aren't gonna cut it in the long run.

    Has anyone used both Powergrips and quality double straps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina
    All I know is I'm obsessed with maintaining a perfect cadence and single straps aren't gonna cut it in the long run.
    why do you ride a fixed gear bike then?

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    I've found that a quality single strap is all I need. I currently run MKS Alpha singles and my foot does not budge unless I want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldener
    why do you ride a fixed gear bike then?
    what are you talking about? fixed gears help you develop a better spin, this is no secret. what i'm saying is i want a more intimate me-to-bike feeling than i get with single straps, i ride fixed for the fun of it and the more i'm connected with my bike, the easier / more fun it is to ride in an efficient manner.

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    here is my advice get some laminated leather straps and get on with it velo-orange has alara laminated straps for about 40 bucks they work great I have changed over to clipless and love it
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    username andrewssohip broke a pair of power straps, so there is one negative review

    they seem gimmicky to me. there is a reason clips and straps are the enduring favorite alternative to clipless.

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