Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Loving Fixed Riding! DIRT BOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    461
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Double strap help

    I have some Soma doubles that don't seem to work so well with MKS Sylvan Track pedals.

    It seems like the wide part of the leather is too long to get the the buckles closer to the bottom due the the pedals end caps. With the Soma Quad cages, the buckles are just too high.

    Any others that might work that are NOT $100
    Attached Images Attached Images
    DIRT BOY

  2. #2
    blah 00soul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    san francisco
    My Bikes
    surly steamroller
    Posts
    127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    they're fine.... whats wrong with the buckles being high? it doesnt do anything that effects riding...

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would use a very sharp X-acto knife to trim near the logo end.

  4. #4
    helmet brake jakerock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    Kilo TT
    Posts
    625
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Doesnt look like you have pulled them through enough... Grab some pliers and go crazy.

  5. #5
    Senior Member amor fati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    188
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep, you can pull the strap through a little harder and by doing so squish the cage down. I think this will solve the problem you're describing.

  6. #6
    Senior Member pyroguy_3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Blo-no, IL
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport, 1970's Miyata Liberty ala fixed gear
    Posts
    557
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had the exact same problem. Do like was said before: pull harder. After a couple days of riding they loosen up and form to the shape of your foot.
    Erwin Schroedinger will kill you like a cat in a box. Maybe.

  7. #7
    Senior Member steveymcdubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    499
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    make sure you put a twist in the part of the leather that's in the pedal

  8. #8
    Loving Fixed Riding! DIRT BOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    461
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by steveymcdubs View Post
    make sure you put a twist in the part of the leather that's in the pedal
    What?
    DIRT BOY

  9. #9
    Senior Member REMspeedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    LAS/ MEM/ ???
    Posts
    306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Totally unnecessary with doubles as it would be a pain.
    You twist leather singles so they don't slip as often. The 'proper' way of installing them.
    null

  10. #10
    helmet brake jakerock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    Kilo TT
    Posts
    625
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ahh cool trick for singles! Glad you think its 'proper'! Nice puss.

  11. #11
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Decent straps dont require twisting to stay in place.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    decent straps dont require twisting to stay in place.

    +1
    Quote Originally Posted by murdaki11
    i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride the same setup. As said before just pull them tighter. Anyone else with this setup or something similar ever have their straps rubbing on the crankarm each full rotation?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •