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Old 03-11-09, 09:57 PM   #1
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Suggest some toe clips please, and help with sizing...

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I'm set with pedals (new Campy knock-offs) but I'm having a hard time finding some toe-clips that accept double straps and don't cost a zillion bucks. Also, if I wear a size 8 1/2 - 9 shoe, do you suggest I go with size M or L? Sorry for the newbie questions but these is my first time running clips (usually run eggbeaters and MTB shoe).

I'm also proceeding under the assumption that double straps are better / safer for street riding - true or false?

Thanks all.
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Old 03-11-09, 10:08 PM   #2
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I have the standard MKS clips, they don't take doubles, but i have about the same size feet and the Medium clips feel right to me.
Here are some double clips, I have been thinking about switching soon

http://store.somafab.com/opfotoecl.html

http://store.somafab.com/padoststtoec.html
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Old 03-11-09, 10:23 PM   #3
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lol. I just found those same Soma ones ... d'oh for not thinking of them sooner.
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I have an All City full pedal setup with doubles and like them for the most part.
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I have an All City full pedal setup with doubles and like them for the most part.
can u be a little more detailed (what dont you like about em) im looking into gettin some of their clips
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Old 03-11-09, 11:09 PM   #6
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dervish... he said he DOES like them.
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Power Grips. Hands down - minimal toe overlap, maximum fit customization (unless you wear timberlands)
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I got the black anodized ones. They scratch kinda easy but ehh. They're pretty stiff and fit both my Adidas hi-tops and my Nike Dunks but also fit my Puma driving-esque shoes. I like them but I'm not sure if I want to keep them. I may go back to clipless to be honest.
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MKS steel Clips and a good quality single strap is all you really need.
Double straps are nice but the lower priced options are just garbage.
I would guess you would be a size M in the toe clips.
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i also use the mks steel clips with soma doubles (because they're not absurdly expensive). i also wear a size 9 vans and use the medium size clips, even though mks recommends using large for that shoe size.
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