Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: Bianchi Pista, Bianchi Vigorelli
I just thought I would post this up incase it helps anybody. I was interested in adding straps to my Track Pedals, so that I could use one shoe/cleat combo for all my bikes. I was using the old style look cleats (don't laugh) and this was my economical solution. The pedals I used are quite cheap, and performance also offers a similar pedal that is keo compatible, but not that cheap...
The Forte pedals have a small hole created by the pedal body and the retention spring. You can thread a small zip-tie through the hole and make a loop. Cut the excess zip-tie. Now you can thread the strap through the two looped zip-ties when you need them, and leave them off when you don't. the zip-ties only support the straps when they are not on your foot. Once the straps are tightened, the body of the pedal takes all the weight. You may not see through the pictures but the body of the pedal has a perfect groove that the strap positions in when loaded.
It is a very simple and effective system....
These are cheap and work with old style "look" Cleats
These cost a little more and work with "Look KEO" cleats (good pic. of the hole the zip-tie goes through)