I went to the LBS today to pick up MKS large toe clips I ordered last Thurs.
Problem is, today when I picked them up, they did not look like MKS toe clips (I've had some in the past, and they look different--the right angle at the toe, the bolt design of where the strap goes through, etc.). These new ones don't have any etching on them that say MKS and the size on them as they had before. I normally wouldn't care and just use these, except these appear pretty damn small (probably smaller than i can use) and when I last remembered it, MKS toe clips were pretty stiff compared to cheapo ones I had before (and these look like cheapo ones).
Today in the store I asked him if these were really MKS. He flipped through his book for a minute and then said the numbers matched up. Although, last week he did say that when he was ordering, he was going to order some pedals for another customer that came with MKS toe clips. I took his word for it, but I assume he ordered MKS pedals that came with some crappy clips.
I think I will definitely ask him for a refund since these are not what I wanted, although then I wouldn't be able to ride for a while while I acquired some new ones online. I also want to get to riding because this is a brand new bike and I haven't ridden in about a year and it pains me having to wait another 5 days.
How would I bring them back and say "these are definitely not MKS" without being a dick? Because he seems like a nice guy, rides fixed (although probably exclusively clipless so he had no clue about clips), etc. and he is the best guy around town for going to for repairs/stuff. I probably normally would just keep them and pretend I didn't know, and just suck up the $12 I paid for him while I order my own, but I am trying not to be a pusharound anymore and stand up for things like this. It's not really my fault, right?
Also, I want to ride around for several days since I'm so excited about my new fix, but then they wouldn't be "new" anymore, and I don't know if they are returnable.
Just did some research, and yes these look exactly like the Nashbar toe clips which I had before. They are even 50mm in length.
REAL mks ones