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Old 07-17-16, 10:25 AM
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Source for inexpensive toe strap buttons

Hello All:
Would any of you know a source for inexpensive toe strap buttons? VeloOrange has them at $15 but I need 8 pair and don't really want to spend $120. Various sellers on ebay have them for less but with expensive shipping and/or long shipping times. I would expect that they should be around $5 or less per pair but maybe that is from a bygone era.
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Old 07-17-16, 10:37 AM
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I've never seen anybody use those.
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Old 07-17-16, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
I've never seen anybody use those.
Goofy for sure but, this is for a set of cycle ergometers in a clinical setting. During the very first training session, the research assistant managed to pull the straps loose and couldn't get them back in properly.
Gotta use buttons.
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Buttons are great for toe straps. I wish I knew a good and inexpensive source for them as well.
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Originally Posted by lighthousecycle View Post
If you can't find some, another way to go is to fold over about a half inch of the toe strap end and pierce a hole through the doubled over strap and put a rivet through them. it is very clean and gives a nice lump to pull on. 1970s Masi bikes came this way.
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