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    A RANT! $14.00 for one strap?!

    I was going to order some ALE straps from Benscycle but come to find out they want $14.00 for a single strap, I thought it was a pair. I like benscyle though just kind of shocked by the price for a strap.

    I did see a strap selling for $100 as well, sorry but you have to have some screws loose to spend that much money on a strap.

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    bens is great...the straps must be quality
    doesn't seem unreasonable to me

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    i have kashimax singles on my fuji track pro. they are 50$ / strap. feel better?

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    are the toshi double(s) sold as a pair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazquatch View Post
    are the toshi double(s) sold as a pair?
    Yes, and they're awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazquatch View Post
    are the toshi double(s) sold as a pair?
    Not at benscycle, you are looking at $190 for a pair.

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    Welcome to the show, Adam G. People are willing to spend a lot of money on parts, whether for quality, color, or show.

    As for ALE leather straps - I bought a pair as a replacement for ones that were stolen (couldn't find the original maker, maybe Christophe). The ALEs have never broken in properly are can be really annoying to get into. Each time I kick in I curse the thief.

    And as for $50-$100 per strap. I have nice nylon straps that work as well as leather ones. I also have clipless pedals that were around $75 per pedal...they work much better than a toe clip strap

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    devaluing of the US dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
    Yes, and they're awesome.
    Good. I'll be buying my second pair for my new build! I lurked around google couldn't find them instock. Guess the blues from Bens will do.

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    i am still riding my cheapo straps with plastic clips and they are comfy...i kind of like the coated ones from Pake, i may give those a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    Not at benscycle, you are looking at $190 for a pair.
    Considering I have a PAIR that I purchased from Ben's Cycle for $95 on my bike at home this very minute.... uhh... I dunno, you're wrong?

    Are you confused by their single/double categories?

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    I can hold off for a bit I guess. I still have my cheap stock straps and they actually work wonders.

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    umm..after spending way too much on my bike in no way could i justify the price for many of bens strap options! so, i opted for the schwinn nylon strap for 4.99. and get this, it comes with two..holla! but seriously, they work fine, do the job, etcetera. there are many who use nylon. if you need them asap, go with those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
    Considering I have a PAIR that I purchased from Ben's Cycle for $95 on my bike at home this very minute.... uhh... I dunno, you're wrong?

    Are you confused by their single/double categories?
    i just got toshi doubles from ben's yesterday

    they are definitely pairs

    i've never seen straps sold as singles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
    Considering I have a PAIR that I purchased from Ben's Cycle for $95 on my bike at home this very minute.... uhh... I dunno, you're wrong?

    Are you confused by their single/double categories?
    I guess I am confused. So maybe the ALE are $14 for two. At the checkout point it says quanity 1, not sure if that means a pair or a single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    I guess I am confused. So maybe the ALE are $14 for two. At the checkout point it says quanity 1, not sure if that means a pair or a single.

    It's for a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    I guess I am confused. So maybe the ALE are $14 for two. At the checkout point it says quanity 1, not sure if that means a pair or a single.
    Yeah, the single/double categories pertain to the number of straps and buckles per strap, not the number of straps you're buying. Ben's is always good about that, they make it clear if you're buying one of something you need a pair of.

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    worst rant evar

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    I bought my straps from Ben's for $4.99 and they do the job. I won't argue.. if someone wants to drop $100+ on a pair of straps then... ? ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    devaluing of the US dollar.
    Pretty sneaky way to get more people riding bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    I guess I am confused. So maybe the ALE are $14 for two. At the checkout point it says quanity 1, not sure if that means a pair or a single.
    You are an idiot. Like seriously.

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    Frickin' owned.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Like whats the point of posting an a**hole comment, seriously.

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    $95/pair!?!? Panda bear leather straps with buckles forged from Leia's Metal bikini?

    I'm a bit of a gear ***** and I still don't get it... is this like spending $$$ on a woman's handbag?

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    Dude you don't understand.... With Toshi Double Straps, it's like.... having your foot being held in by Toshi-san himself......... My Dunks.... they stay so secure....... Arigato.... Toshi-san..... arigato....
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