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Old 08-06-08, 08:32 PM   #1
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MKS Toe clips - Steel vs. aluminum

Any real difference betweem these two clips? And any reason besides bling to get the ones with leather?
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Old 08-06-08, 08:34 PM   #2
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The aluminum ones break and bend easy. They suck.
Get steel.
The leather goes to **** after awhile also in my experience.
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Old 08-06-08, 08:58 PM   #3
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word. snapped my aluminums on a curb while riding the bottom of the pedals[slowly].
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Old 08-06-08, 09:02 PM   #4
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black plastic ones are best
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I thought it was pink.
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or lime green.
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Whatever it is...it sure as **** aint black.
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nope i'm pretty sure they only make black
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Ok, now that's just a lie because I've seen these things in at least 6 colors.
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BTW, if you have time, get your granny to make you some of these for your clips...

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evidence?
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anodized ones? i have seen them in the ugly "special release" colors that were done to nitto bars and other junk earlier this year.
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http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...th=188_429_416

whatever floats your boat (I would not touch any of those but black with a 20 foot *****.)
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http://nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=415

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oh yes, the plastic ones also come in ****ty colors. the co-op I worked at had tons of them in stupid colors that hadn't moved off the shelf in months.
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BTW, if you have time, get your granny to make you some of these for your clips...

That's pretty cool

Anyway, i plan on getting some mks steel toe clips, what size toe clips should i get, i'm a size 9. And i'm confused because some sites say large is 8-10, then another site says med is 8-9.5, suggestions please!
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Anyway, i plan on getting some mks steel toe clips, what size toe clips should i get, i'm a size 9. And i'm confused because some sites say large is 8-10, then another site says med is 8-9.5, suggestions please!

I agree on the alu-version being crap, I also broke mine on a curb just like that.

As for the size, I'd say get the Large ones for size 9 shoe, for me L is good for my 9.5 size sneakers, and too small clips are worse than too big ones anyway.
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I wear a size 9 and have the M. Too large of a size might put your foot in the wrong place over the pedal. Too small of a size could also do this but I suppose you could make minor compensations for a too small toe clip by putting washers between the pedal and the clip itself.
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