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    Holdfast straps

    Anyone have trouble skidding with these? I just got a pair and cannot seem to hold a skid with them as my foot just slides out of them. I have them installed properly (I believe), but I just cannot seem to get these things to stay on my feet. Anyone else have this problem?

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    My guess is that you've got them too loose.

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    I tighten them down as hard as I can, and I can pull little 1 second skids but anymore than that and my foot comes out

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    Do you think this may also be due to the fact that im trying to stop a 32c tire instead of the 25c on my old bike?

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    I have holdfasts on both my bikes and haven't had this issue whatsoever. You sure they're on right?

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    You probably have them too tight. How far in does your foot go?
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    you need them behind your toe knuckle. whatever those are called.

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    just use old-skul powergrips. the genius is that when you straighten your foot the straps get tighter. its so simple yet effective.

    they may look lame with the name plastered on it and be actually perceived as lame being a seldom seen/used product, but you can install them upside down non the wise. they make fixie versions too.


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    Ill try gettin that foot in futher. thanks guys. plus "toe knuckle" made my morning.

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    lol "toe knuckle"

    yah i have hold fasts, i sorta had the same situation. guess i had them too tight, and my foot wasn't going far enough in. i have them more behind the toes now and skidding feels fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
    just use old-skul powergrips. the genius is that when you straighten your foot the straps get tighter. its so simple yet effective.
    I rode with these for a bit and liked them til i tried hold fasts. I found on the power grips that my shoe would bump against the crank arm as it came around sometimes and got kind of annoying. Also for skidding, the wider holdfast distributes the weight out more so they just felt more comfortable personally.

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    You must have them loose, I have trouble getting my feet out of mine. I usually just shove my foot in as tight as I comfortably can

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    thats a good point, i forgot that this was the fixie sub forum and assumed skidding was stopping in general not a trick. yeah your right about the larger surface area providing more comfort doing skids.

    Quote Originally Posted by pjb View Post
    I rode with these for a bit and liked them til i tried hold fasts. I found on the power grips that my shoe would bump against the crank arm as it came around sometimes and got kind of annoying. Also for skidding, the wider holdfast distributes the weight out more so they just felt more comfortable personally.

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    I skid all the time and I don't have clips or straps.

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    ^- You on DavisFixed?

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    You have to use them with your foot in deep

    The fixed specific PG straps are ok, but the ones with metal hardware don't last very long fixed.

    A 32 will have a larger contact patch, might make some difference
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    i ride power grips and hate them compared to clips but thats just me.

    I cant justify the cost of hold fast compared to traditional clips/straps

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker8baller View Post
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