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Old 01-24-08, 06:33 PM   #1
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Straps not fitting in mks track pedals

I searched for an answer to this problem, but i was to no avail. So despite all you ****s who hate it when I make a thread, I am still going to do it cause quite frankly i dont care what u guys really think of me.

So I got these new pedals, theyre MKS Track Pedals and these new toe clips with a pair of regular leather toe straps. I tried threading the straps through the notches in the pedals but its a really tight fit and I can't fully thread them through the notches. I have tried using two different sets of straps but both are really tight. Is this how it should be? Or is there some kind of sizing when it comes to straps?
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Old 01-24-08, 06:37 PM   #2
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thread a little piece through and then pull with a pair of pliers
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Old 01-24-08, 06:37 PM   #3
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They're supposed to be tight like that.
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Old 01-24-08, 06:40 PM   #4
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Cool thanks guys
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what track pedals do u have?
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Old 01-24-08, 08:03 PM   #6
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I put the stuff in bold for a reason. Kinda funny how you totally didn't get that.
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I put the stuff in bold for a reason. Kinda funny how you totally didn't get that.
and you wonder why people want to poop on your eyes

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Old 01-24-08, 08:24 PM   #8
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use the pliers to bend the end of the straps in a u shape.
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ask for help then be a dick. don't get it

freeskihp shut you down huh foo'

don't help him let him figure it out if he so f-ing smart mr. mks track pedal
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Funny this popped up today. Earlier I bought the new Soma doubles and I have the MKS Sylvan tarck pedals. Getting the straps through the holes was a ****ing nightmare, I had to use a flat blade screwdriver just to push them through enough to be able to grab the tip with pliers
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and you wonder why people want to poop on your eyes

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I put the stuff in bold for a reason. Kinda funny how you totally didn't get that.
funny is how those bolded words are 3 GENERAL NAMES of bikes parts.

is that how you answer people if they ask what pedals they are ?

"uh...they are mks track pedals...duh"....

sorry i didn't know...

you and I can be friends

i just built this
track bike , with metal bars, square taper cranks , bike saddle , round wheels with bicycle hubs , and finally some AWESOME track pedals + toe clips + leather straps

i'm sure you can picture it
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i just built this
track bike , with metal bars, square taper cranks , bike saddle , round wheels with bicycle hubs , and finally some AWESOME track pedals + toe clips + leather straps
pics or gtfo!
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wait, you can't picture it =P
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that should do it.
he'll never post again.
or at least not be as much of a know it all prick when asking for help
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trackstar tells people to file the pedals a bit to allow the straps to ease in and prevent the wear of the straps.
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my sylvans have similar issues... currently one of my leather straps is all ****ed up from the first time i pulled it through the pedal.

as for the op dude, i'd say we can all safely assume he has the sylvans, they're the most popular
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and you wonder why people want to poop on your eyes

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GR9 -Not a track pedal

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best solution is dremle i out a little if you don't want to ugly up your straps.
but a real man will just muscle them through
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it's a VERY tight fit on purpose,...and,....depends on the quality of your clips/pedals, good quality clips/pedals have the strap slots machined and then deburred or filed.
on cheaper models (like MINE) usually the slot where the strap fits through is stamped, so there are sharp edges and burrs (which get smoothed down with leather straps over time) so take a womans diamond nail file (or better: a round or oval rat tail file) and knock down the edges of the slot a bit (if you have a burr quick tool use the fine tip), then bend the strap a little so it humps up in the middle and stick it through the hole as far as it will go (not very far), then as suggested use some pliers and pull them through all the way: it'll still have that hump in the middle where the strap passes through the clip/pedal, thats so they don't slip much, which is why I wouldn't file it or use a dremel to make it any larger.

if you didn't knock the burrs down before doing this, and you have woven nylon straps,(or cheap leather straps) you just shredded the edges of your straps all the way down, and technically they could unravel and fail, although I have never seen it.

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GR9 -Not a track pedal

You lose
GR-9 pedal used %99 on track bikes

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GR-9 pedal used %99 on track bikes

you lose

so your logic makes oury grips a track specific product.
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so your logic makes oury grips a track specific product.
so your logic makes your mom a track specific product.
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so your logic makes your mom a track specific product.
Hah, imagine, in a few months all the hipsters will be sporting Thunderchunky's mom on their Bianchi Pistas.
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