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    Good toe-clip for a large foot (sz13)

    Hey guys,
    I'm new to the FG/SS forum, I've been riding pretty much since I could walk but this is my first fixed gear bike. I also ride a Raleigh Prestige roadie which is just an absolute blast, but I just picked up a langster off a friend for a really good deal. It was all stock though so I'm going to replace a few parts.

    First up is the pedals. I need something that can accommodate my large foot. On my roadie I have clipless pedals coming in soon so I will be using those, but I would like a toe-clip system for my FG. I was looking at a number of different pedals from MKS, but I'm not entirely sure which would be the best to get for my foot-size. I would also need a cage big enough for my shoe, but not so big that I'd risk hitting the ground when I pedal! lol.

    I'll ask about bars and stems later, but for now I'm after some pedals.

    Open to suggestions!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Well, I wear a 10 1/2 and have size M Christophe clips.. You want the ball of your foot over the axle of the pedal, and for me an M does it. MKS should fit the same. An L may work for you but you may be on the verge between L and XL.

    It seems like a lot of people run their clips a lil' big.

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    I wear a 12 or a 13 depending on the shoes and I have MKS XL clips. They may be a bit big but they work just fine.

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    Thanks for the responses! So do you think I could get away with a Large in the MKS steel clips then? I usually wear a real low-profile shoe like Vans eras. What would be the best pedal also? I don't have a terribly wide foot, I'd say it is "normal" width. I like the sound of the MKS offerings, but there are so many, it's hard to figure out which would be best.

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    I have MKS GR9s. Although they are a bit on the narrow side vs. my foot, i still like them a lot, at least compared to the real cheap pedals I used to have. They also work real well with soft soled shoes, which i'd assume those vans you mentioned are.

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    I've heard the GR9s are quite popular, yet also rather slippery when wet? Would those be a better choice than something like the MKS Sylvan Stream?

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    size 12 here, gr-9's with mks LL clips.

    if i could buy again, i'd buy large clips, maybe even get the sylvan tracks too for the convenience of running double straps. but the gr-9's are nice
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    I wear a 12-13 shoe size as well and I use an MKS L size clip. I'm usually in running shoes when riding and they fit perfectly fine (though somewhat snug). I also have relatively wide feet and use the gr-9's as my pedal. You can use grip tape on your pedals if they're to slippery for you (at least that's what I did).

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    I wear 12s and I didn't like the gr-9s. I wish thy would make a wide version, that would be perfect.

    I have these with large soma clips and campy straps, they work pretty well.
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    So what's the vote on pedals then? MKS road / stream / track / stp ? there's so many choices lol!

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    So I ordered the MKS Sylvan Roads in black and the large MKS clips and a single leather strap (I'm not racing so I figured a double strap might be overkill. Once I get better at riding fixed I may even just go to a clipless pedal.)

    Thanks for all the input guys, I really appreciate it.

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