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    Foot Straps vs Toe Clips

    i have a pair of decent toe clips and they've been working pretty well, but i have been seeing alot of people with foot straps such as these http://sgvbicycles.com/Toe_Straps/Bl...ootstraps.HTML
    can anyone please tell me why they're so special

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    Mix of preference and convenience. Some shoes just don't fit well in clips (see: anything with a wide forefoot/toebox), and apparently some clips can scuff up certain types of shoes. I've heard straps are far more "set and forget" also.

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    I.M.H.O. I prefer the look of clips/straps on older lugged/vintage/steel frames
    If I had a newer Track frame and wasn't riding on the Drome I would like the velcro straps/platform/bmx pedals. Thats just me! Read my sig!!!!
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    I want to ditch my toe clip setup for foot straps .

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    Clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Clipless.
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    I switched out the clips that came with bike with bmx pedals and straps and never looked back. The clips i had felt really flimsy and don't compare to the amount of support I get with the straps.

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    i've recently switched and i love my straps (i also have wide feet). platform pedals are also very comfy on the sole of my feet.

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    Straps are comfy and don't scuff my shoes.
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    I made my own straps. Just some nylon from a store, velcro, 2 rings from some chain I had cut at home depot, and a couple hours of hand sewing.

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    What's the best clipless strap and clip to put on a MKS GR-9 pedal? And what's the best strap to put on a GR-9? I think i'd like to try both and see what I like better....

    If the strap isn't the best idea for a GR-9 then please recommend a good pedal+strap setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csj0952 View Post
    What's the best clipless strap and clip to put on a MKS GR-9 pedal? And what's the best strap to put on a GR-9? I think i'd like to try both and see what I like better....

    If the strap isn't the best idea for a GR-9 then please recommend a good pedal+strap setup.
    Wat? Clipless doesn't have straps, and MKS GR-9's aren't clipless pedals.

    MKS cages and some random leather straps will be fine...
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    I feel more secure with my foot straps. Clips felt kinda flimsy and didn't really keep my foot secure, especially during a lot of skids. Plus I love the wider platform pedal. But IMO, clips and straps look MUCH classier. Foot straps are kinda ugly, especially on any kind of vintage frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Wat? Clipless doesn't have straps, and MKS GR-9's aren't clipless pedals.

    MKS cages and some random leather straps will be fine...
    Sorry I meant clip. not clipless. Oops.

    I heard heard GR-9 + Soma Double strap clip + Wabi laminated leather straps is the best combo for the dollar based on the research of former threads....

    Not sure what strap to get though. It would be nice if I could find a strap that would fit the GS-9

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    I don't really know what you're having such trouble with. Any leather straps fit GR-9s - single or double.

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    My bikes have traps or straps. The straps are a tad more comfortable, and stronger. Straps feel better when accelerating out of the saddle. I've used power grips for many years, I guess I like how strong and thin the resin straps are. The power grips install on an angle, and this is a fairly big deal for me; you can micro adjust while riding with just a small movement of your foot position. I've installed them on vintage pedals too. So...they have never been cool but they work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I don't really know what you're having such trouble with. Any leather straps fit GR-9s - single or double.
    No, I understand that any leather strap will fit the GR-9s with a clip. I was now talking about the foot strap option without a clip as a second option.

    Also does anyone know of anyone who makes a double strap compatiable clip that is BLACK colored? Similar to the All City 4x or soma XX?
    Last edited by csj0952; 08-09-11 at 09:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csj0952 View Post
    No, I understand that any leather strap will fit the GR-9s with a clip. I was now talking about the foot strap option without a clip as a second option.
    So something like Holdfasts or the Retrogression straps?
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    They're not going to work. Get a pedal that type of strap is designed for or get clips and straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EssEllSee View Post
    So something like Holdfasts or the Retrogression straps?
    Ok, I'll just try the black GR-9s and black clips with double straps.
    Just need to figure out where the black toe clips are so they go with the black GR-9s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    They're not going to work. Get a pedal that type of strap is designed for or get clips and straps.
    Opps, didnt read that he wanted em to match the GR-9's. My bad
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    I run some All City double toe clips with black straps on my GR-9s. They work great!

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    i go back and forth btwn the two on my bikes, and they both have their strengths and weaknesses. the platform pedals w/ straps are heavy and super wide. get a little hairy and breath-holding on the turns. however, they're suuuuuuper comfy and makes skidding and backpedaling a lot easier and more secure

    clips and straps will mold to the one shoe that you're wearing, but i find that they hurt my toes after a while (size 13) and are a bit hard to adjust on the fly due to unthreading them out of the metal clips.

    but like i said, i go back and forth and find that i just love riding a bike......
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    Do you need a Double clip to match a double strap or can you use a single loop clip wiht a double strap? If you use a single loop clip (designed for 1 strap with 2 holes) which strap goes through the loop? Is it better to make it so the free strap is over the metal part of the clip or floating in free air....

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