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Old 07-21-09, 12:08 PM   #1
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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
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Old 07-21-09, 12:28 PM   #2
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they're fine.... whats wrong with the buckles being high? it doesnt do anything that effects riding...
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Old 07-21-09, 12:31 PM   #3
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I would use a very sharp X-acto knife to trim near the logo end.
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Old 07-21-09, 01:28 PM   #4
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Doesnt look like you have pulled them through enough... Grab some pliers and go crazy.
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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.
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Old 07-21-09, 02:14 PM   #6
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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.
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make sure you put a twist in the part of the leather that's in the pedal
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Old 07-21-09, 08:47 PM   #8
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make sure you put a twist in the part of the leather that's in the pedal
What?
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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.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:03 AM   #10
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Ahh cool trick for singles! Glad you think its 'proper'! Nice puss.
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Decent straps dont require twisting to stay in place.
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decent straps dont require twisting to stay in place.

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Old 07-22-09, 03:49 PM   #13
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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?
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