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    Pedal Straps?

    I've been wanting foot retention for a while now so I bought some toe clips/straps. They are not very comfortable and seem very awkward to ride (i am actually more efficient with platforms). For various reasons i can't use them.

    I was about to give up but then I tried a bike with powergrip/holdfast style strap only pedals, and they worked brilliantly. My question is, is there any way to get these strap setups cheap (sub $10 each), make them cheap, or maybe use just the straps from a traditional clip/strap setup?

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    $10? no. Prepare to spend atleast $60~80 for a new pedal+strap.



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    pedals/clips and straps are probably the cheapest form of foot retention out there. Someone who posts here made their own and said they worked well. I feel like if you have any skill with a sewing machine it would be pretty simple.

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    Powergrips(not ideal for FG w/o brakes) and holdfasts are different styles/types of foot straps

    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
    $10? no. Prepare to spend atleast $60~80 for a new pedal+strap.
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/...d-gear-riders/

    Make your own. Save 30-50 dollars and be done with it. They dont have a name brand on them, but they do the job.

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    Old vans and a roll of duct tape. Make sure the vans are slightly bigger---half size---and tape them to yer pedals. Insert feet and ride. When at yer destination, remove feet but leave shoes taped to pedals. Cheap clipless.

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    Wow your hilarious. Ever do any stand up?

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    A little back in the 80s. Different times.

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    You know what they say, if you don't use it you loose it.

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    ...and if you don't have foot retention, you'll explode.

    Segue.

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    http://thebikesmiths.com/j/index.php...mart&Itemid=59

    would anyone ever get these as their double straps?

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