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    Need Some Suggestions on Upgrades

    I recently purchased a State Bicycle and there are a couple of things really bothering me such as the pedals, toe clip/strap, and the bar (I have a drop bar). I've lost footing several times when skidding and I find the handlebar uncomfortable when sprinting. I currently have Wellgo Alloy Pedals and stock drop bars.

    So, I was thinking of getting the MKS Sylvan Track Pedals http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...n-track-pedals and I was thinking of getting these straps and toe clips http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...s-straps-combo. I understand that these straps aren't the best and I'm aware that Toshi's are really good, but I'm not looking to spend too much money. So, if there are better straps that aren't too expensive, suggestions will be appreciated. I just don't want to loose footing.

    The bar I wanted to get was the Eighth-Inch Drop Bars http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...ar_Silver.aspx Again, I'm not looking to spend too much money, but these seem fine to me, but suggestions are appreciated.

    Thanks a lot guys!
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    The clips and straps your thinking are good i got those and i like them...
    Question tho why don't you like the drops on it now? If you dislike them then you might just dislike the eighth-inch drops too. Maybe try a friends bullhorns or something before you buy another set of drops?

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    Those are Major Taylor bars, I have the Kalloy version of that bar that I got at Ben's Cycle, the drop is shallow but there aren't really many places to put your hands except in the drops or next to the stem. I like being in the drops so it's comfortable to me, but if you like to sit on the hood position you are SOOL. As for the pedals/straps Scrod sells good stuff so I wouldn't worry about the quality. though I would look at his "V1.5 straps and twisted pedals"....they are soo much more comfortable than clips

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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    The clips and straps your thinking are good i got those and i like them...
    Question tho why don't you like the drops on it now? If you dislike them then you might just dislike the eighth-inch drops too. Maybe try a friends bullhorns or something before you buy another set of drops?
    +1 those pedal/straps are fine but try some different handlebars before you buy more drops

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    If you really want control I'd suggest bmx pedals and retogression straps. I find that this Pedal/strap combo is way better as far as braking and mad skids are concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    The clips and straps your thinking are good i got those and i like them...
    Question tho why don't you like the drops on it now? If you dislike them then you might just dislike the eighth-inch drops too. Maybe try a friends bullhorns or something before you buy another set of drops?
    Quote Originally Posted by mcerr View Post
    +1 those pedal/straps are fine but try some different handlebars before you buy more drops
    The drops I have are more straight. Here's a link http://www.statebicycle.com/product_p/dropbarsslv.htm. When I sprint, I just don't find that when grip the bar, it's just uncomfortable.
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    I've yet to find a set of drops where I'm the slightest bit comfortable in the lower position. Maybe consider bullhorns?

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    http://www.statebicycle.com/product_p/dropbarsslv.htm
    Quote Originally Posted by State Bicycle Site
    We suggest professional assembly for bar wrapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I've yet to find a set of drops where I'm the slightest bit comfortable in the lower position. Maybe consider bullhorns?
    I'll try my friend's bullhorns, but I'm probably gonna put off the bars.

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