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    Are plastic toe clips really that bad?

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by DaHowie; 08-07-08 at 11:19 AM. Reason: added an 's'.
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    Some people seem to prefer them as they are wider and, apparently, less apt to snapping.

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    I use them on my commuter. No problems whatsoever.
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    i like mine, the only thing i am noticing is that at the top where the strap goes through is wearing down from dragging on the ground...meh

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    yeah i snapped 3 pairs of alloy tow clips in a few months from riding around where i live (from going on and off curbs due to bad drivers and bad roads) and now i just use plastic ones and haven't snapped one yet although alloy ones are much more comfortable
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    Steel or plastic work. Aluminum just ain't tough enough.

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    My plastic ones were more comfy than my steel ones, but the plastic ones broke @ the screw holes, something that metal would never do.
    Why doesn't anybody make wide metal ones?
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    My clips must have been smashed down for a while, because they open side seems to rest very close to the pedal (if that makes sense.. think of it as "closed"). That made it entirely too difficult to get my feet in while moving I have steel clips that hold their shape now, and it's exponentially easier to get my foot in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.PooLittle View Post
    My plastic ones were more comfy than my steel ones, but the plastic ones broke @ the screw holes, something that metal would never do.
    Why doesn't anybody make wide metal ones?
    Soma does.

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    they're ugly but they're really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldone View Post
    they're ugly but they're really good
    Reminds me of the movie 'Crazy People' and their Volvo commercial slogan, "Volvo, They're Boxy, But They're Good."
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    i rode plastic clips for 2 years and loved them. and they're cheap!

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    This is not a problem for me... I use PowerGrips.

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    my powergrips broke

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    Overpowered 'em????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Overpowered 'em????
    lulls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldone View Post
    they're ugly but they're really good
    yeah, so are.............never mind
    Lead me not towards temptation, for I shall find it myself !

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    I've seen some plastic ones that stay open and hold their shape, which I imagine would be fine, but my stock plastic ones were super floppy and would never stay open, so it was a b*tch to get my foot into when I rode fixed. Switched to steel MKS and have to say its way better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
    Soma does.
    Hey, they look nice, I'll have to get me some:

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    steel is real

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    i switched from plastic, to steel, but also at the same time i put on spd's on a road bike.

    i think plastic is better for cost... steel isn't nice enough of an upgrade to be worth the extra seven bucks.

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    plastic good

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    No problems with mine
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    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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    I spend too much time looking down at strap systems and ignore the road. It can take a lot of time to get your feet into the things . Power grips are a little less awkard. It takes so long fumbling about and ignoring the road, i'd thought I'd crash. It clipless for me. I never have to take a glance, its like automatic.
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    I got to be fairly automatic in grabbing that little V shaped bit on the pedal and rolling it back, sliding my foot in and nestling it side to side in my clips/straps just the same... To each their own

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