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    Senior Member amor fati's Avatar
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    Very pleased with Plemmons double straps

    About a year ago, when I was visiting San Francisco, I picked up some sort of vintage looking leather double straps with buckles as a "souvenir" from a bike shop in the city. I already had Toshi's on my bike at home but planned on setting up another bike and figured it wouldn't hurt to try these "Plemmons". A couple months later I finally got the new bike set up which included pedals with the Plemmons' straps. I've now been riding them for more than six months, brakeless, with lots of skidding and not too much crappy weather and the straps don't feel like they've stretched at all and still look great. I had my doubts since the straps are not laminated but they apparently use some quality leather.

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    is it hard to adjust the tightness of the straps on the go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
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    is it hard to adjust the tightness of the straps on the go?
    Seems like a hassle if you could even get it down. I think most people that use these are doing set and forget.

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    Yep, "set and forget". However, if you change the adjustment of the straps, say for a different pair of shoes, it's easy to remember where you had the previous adjustment. You just have to count holes.

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    does the buckle and hole method detract from any precision? Seems like you'd be SOL if you need to set the strap in between the buckle holes...

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    I have a pair, i use them on my rain bike, not bad. not precise, can't get it as snug as my mks doubles, but they're acceptable

    if i want to really be stuck to my pedals i'd throw my clipless on (mountain or road, depending on what's planned ahead)

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