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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-01-08, 01:07 AM   #1
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Good Toe "Straps/clips?"

I'm looking for some really simple toe clips/straps. Any good suggestions?
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Old 09-01-08, 01:15 AM   #2
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I just picked up a pair of Soma Oppy XX Quad Gate Toe Clips and Soma double straps myself.
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Old 09-01-08, 01:16 AM   #3
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Haha, that is EXACTLY what I have now.
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Oh, wow... heh, do you not like their aesthetics or what? I would recommend MKS clips otherwise..
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I really like them, they are great. I just find it hard to get my foot in the strap quickly when I want to sprint from a stop, so I was just looking for something smaller.
Kind like

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Toe+Clips.aspx
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http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...9f2f315db46b33
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I don't consider the miniclips with no straps "retention". Unless you are riding SS, I highly recommend something with straps.
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If you want something you get into more easily from a stand-still, go clipless, or learn to get into your clips faster, or learn to track-stand. Unless, as zoe said, you're riding SS, in which case half-clips are fine.
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If you think the Somas are hard to get into, I have no idea what to recommend -- PowerGrips, maybe? I had steel Ale clips for a while with single straps, and I would always have to straighten the strap after getting into the clip, or loosen them and then tighten them once I was in.
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metal clips are smaller height wise normally because they are made for different shoes. You have two options get a pair of shoes that fits right. or get some plastic mtb cages. They work find and are much easier to get into then my somas.
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I use a set-up of MKS/Sylvan track pedals with plastic clips and straps. They are much more comfortable than metal clips. I can also wear whatever kind of shoes I want or need to wear such as waterproof hiking shoes when the weather turns nasty. All I have to do is leave the staps kind od loose - just enough to keep my feet from slipping off the pedals.
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