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Old 05-20-11, 10:49 PM   #1
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MKS 3000 Rubber Pedals with Foot Retention (Power Grips)

It looks like you could mount some Power Grips Fixie Straps to a pair of MKS 3000 rubber pedals by removing the nuts on opposite corners of the pedal bodies, placing the Power Grips straps and washers over the bolts, and then replacing the nuts.

But I'm not very familiar with these products, so maybe someone who is could chime in.

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Old 05-21-11, 12:49 AM   #2
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for what? barefoot summer riding? I guess maybe on something slow, but on any bike that you are riding with any semblance of effort i wouldn't feel comfortable without shoes.
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I don't understand all the dismissive replies.

The 300s are heavy, yes, but also strong, comfortable for shoes of all types and sizes, inexpensive, they have servicable bearings, and they probably provide decent traction in wet conditions without eating up your shoes.

They are also wide, and I understand the dangers of wide pedals when riding fixed, but in my estimation the difference in ground clearance between the 3000s and GR-9s is at most a centimeter and a half (when the bike is leaning at 45 degrees), but this is the same difference in bb drop between some popular 'track' frames.

Am I going to ride barefoot? No. Am I going to use this setup on the track? No. Am I going to use it on the street? Probably not. But it seems like a viable setup, and maybe it suits someone else's needs.
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It's been discussed here many times that Power Grips pretty much suck for riding fixed (and yes, I've owned a set). Add clunky pedals made of rubber that don't have a good way of attaching Power Grips to them and you've got a pretty big case of double suck.

Power Grips straps are meant to be mounted on the front and rear of the pedal with a slight twist in them so they tighten across the top when your foot is inserted and straightened. Mounting them from side to side as you suggest wouldn't have this effect.
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It's been discussed here many times that Power Grips pretty much suck for riding fixed (and yes, I've owned a set).
Okay, I guess I missed those discussions.

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Add clunky pedals made of rubber that don't have a good way of attaching Power Grips to them...
That's the issue I'm trying to address.

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Power Grips straps are meant to be mounted on the front and rear of the pedal with a slight twist in them so they tighten across the top when your foot is inserted and straightened. Mounting them from side to side as you suggest wouldn't have this effect.
I imagined attaching them at opposite corners of the pedals (i.e. for the driveside pedal, at the outer front and inner rear corners of the pedals--the picture doesn't show the inner corners, but I assume they also have protruding nuts and bolts, which is how you'd attach the Power Grips). Isn't that the correct way to mount them? Even so, I can see how the dimensions of the pedal (pretty wide and kinda short front-to-back) could minimize the effectiveness of the strap design.

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