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Old 08-08-08, 11:13 AM   #1
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Questions about toe clips/double straps

I went today to pick up some new toe clips and some Toshi Double Straps. I had picked out some MKS toe clips at the LBS and the guy said that if I was using double straps, that i'd need some toe clips that supported them. Well i've called every damn bike store in town and no one seems to carry such a product. I then check out Soma's website and came across the Oppy XX Four-Gate Toe Clips. Well, according to their website, they're the only steel toeclips in production with 2 (well, 4) slots for double straps.

So, my question is, are these really necessary? Or could I just pick up some regular toe clips and rock the toshi double straps on them?

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Old 08-08-08, 11:16 AM   #2
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Plenty of people run the MKS toe clips with double straps
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Old 08-08-08, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yeah, single-gate is fine. I'm running the MKS and toshi-double combo with no problems at all, in fact, I love it. Once you tighten down the straps they just naturally follow the path of least resistance on top of your foot.
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Thanks for the fast replies guys! I'll just head back down there on my lunch break and pick up the MKS's.

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the 4x are awesome. not necessary, but they really distribute the strap and improve the overall stiffness of the "cage" which is useful when skipping/skidding extensively on longer rides (not sure if i explained that correctly).
i've ridden doubles with both, and while both are possible the 4x gates are way superior.

i'd definitely grab them if i were you.
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the 4x are awesome. not necessary, but they really distribute the strap and improve the overall stiffness of the "cage" which is useful when skipping/skidding extensively on longer rides (not sure if i explained that correctly).
i've ridden doubles with both, and while both are possible the 4x gates are way superior.

i'd definitely grab them if i were you.
really ?? i rode the quad gates and hated them. I didnt like the shape, and compared to my mks they didnt feel very stiff. But to each their own.

I run two straps on the mks no problem, but i would recommend some sort of doublizer. I made one out of an old leather cell phone case.
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yes, most definitely! i like them so much i bought a pair for my girl and another for my rain bike.
there's only two sizes, though, so it could be that i was lucky. there definitely seems to be a love/hate thing with these; size is the only plausible explanation i can come up with for anything but universal love is shoe fit.

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Old 08-08-08, 03:00 PM   #8
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The only place to buy the 4-gate toe clips is Soma Fabrications. They're online.
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for anyone who has the four-gates, is it better to go bigger or smaller? i'm right on the border of the maximum and minimum shoe sizes for the two sizes.
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Dimension makes double strap clips too. I like these better than the Somas.

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never seen those before. link to info?
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Old 10-13-08, 04:28 PM   #12
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http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...a15e97c51135e7

nevermind. haha. these new??
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