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Old 09-29-10, 06:04 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-29-10, 06:10 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-29-10, 07:06 PM   #4
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Powergrips(not ideal for FG w/o brakes) and holdfasts are different styles/types of foot straps

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$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 09-29-10, 08:04 PM   #5
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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.

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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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