Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    King of the Hipsters
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Clip and Strap recommendation

    My youngest son wants to start riding my backup fixed gear bike to school, but doesn't want to wear cleated cycling shoes.

    I haven't ridden clips and straps since the 1980's.

    I don't want to burn a lot of brain cells on this, so I'd appreciate a recommendation of "better" to "best" clip and strap pedals, as well as a discussion of single or double straps.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    im, hungary
    Posts
    1,984
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    double straps from best to decent: toshi, exhaustar/wabi or all city, soma/origin8, blicksblocks setup
    single straps: mks, pake/soma, no name laminated

    leather/nylon straps and plastic/steel clips are personal preference, i prefer leather straps to metal clips

  3. #3
    Veteran Racer TejanoTrackie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
    My Bikes
    28 frames + 73 wheels
    Posts
    7,212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have several old bikes that I ride with regular shoes on ratrap pedals with clips and straps. I just use plastic clips with a double yoke and stiff single leather straps. I leave the ends of the straps out of the buckle and have these plastic button thingies to make it easy to grab them to pull the straps tight. It also makes it easy to loosen the straps.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

  4. #4
    ℞ ♥ squeegeesunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    NNJ
    My Bikes
    I ride FG,SS and old 10 speeds. Nothing else.
    Posts
    1,213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Unless your son is going to skid alot or depend very much on the straps, singles will be fine.

    I've been rocking MKS clips + Christophe synthetic leather single straps on my MKS Gr-9 pedals on all the bikes I had.



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

  5. #5
    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, Soma Grand Randonneur, TET Track, Trek 6500 MTB
    Posts
    5,598
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have some MKS steel clips with no-name leather straps on MKS Gr-9s as well. Very comfy for street shoes, but the pedals are narrower than other track pedals, which would be something to take into consideration.

  6. #6
    poppawheelie
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Victoria / Gifu
    My Bikes
    Panasonic, Super Cycle
    Posts
    487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use dura ace 7400 pedals with fujita straps. been riding them for a year and haven;t failed me yet.

  7. #7
    Senior Member TheBikeRollsOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd tell you my set up but it sucks. I honestly never had problems with nylon straps and plastic clips(double gate). But that takes a lot of reaching down and tightening/loosening. I feel like a leather double set up with a metal double gate would work best for set and forget.

  8. #8
    Oscillation overthruster Dr. Banzai's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Duncan, BC
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Mash / CAAD9 5
    Posts
    1,532
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm of the opinion he should never learn to use straps. Get him clipped in and make him learn a nice round stroke.

    If that is NOT going to happen then get him to try some that he feels comfortable with HIS shoes. He's going to be really fussy about his shoes so make sure he's cool with how they feel and how it will mark up his shoes. LBS is where you need to head. A good one though, no BS shops.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Kayce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    1,834
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Clipless pedals are not always the answer, commuters (like your son) wont ever need most of the added benifits of clipless systems, and the disadvantages will be highly magnified.

    My favorite combination for comfort and durability is the All City double straps with the soma 4 gate cages. While the redundancy of the double straps and 4 gates may not be necessary for his style of riding, it will be much more comfortable than a single strap 1 gate system.

Posting Permissions

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