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Old 09-29-13, 09:25 PM
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Permanent Footstraps?

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy some footstraps that people can't just steal off my bike in 2 seconds. Can't seem to find them anywhere... Any help would be amazing! Was thinking about doing it myself but don't want to risk ruining new ones if there's some out there. Thanks ahead of time!!!
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Old 09-29-13, 09:34 PM
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They are called clipless pedals. They work great and have been doing so for 20+ years now.
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Old 09-29-13, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
They are called clipless pedals. They work great and have been doing so for 20+ years now.
Not a huge fan of those. Or the shoes for that matter. Looking for the velcro footstraps. But ones that are pretty much permanent.
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Old 09-30-13, 05:49 AM
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Shimano SPDs
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Old 09-30-13, 06:51 AM
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Sooooo I'm going to assume there aren't such things. I'm not looking for those.
These but PERMANENT.

https://purefixcycles.com/products/pu...-pro-footstrap
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Well, you could always sew the footstraps to make them permanent.

Or, you could do spd pedals and shoes like these that look like everyday shoes and not cycling shoes:
https://www.chromeindustries.com/us/e...sk-pro-2-black
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Old 09-30-13, 08:19 AM
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Powergrips
This.
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Old 09-30-13, 08:39 AM
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You have two options I can think of immediately with toe straps, the kind with the buckle and not velcro. For velcro you may be able to adapt one of the two ideas.

1. Twist the strap when putting it through the pedal. Racers did this to prevent the strap from creeping around the foot. Side effect is that it's tougher to steal. As a bonus some pedals came with a pre-threaded hole so you could put a screw into the strap to hold it in place.

From here:


2. Toe strap button. This was a little thing you screwed into the tip of the toe strap to give you some traction if the strap or your fingers were damp. A side effect was that you had to remove the button to remove the strap.

From here:


Hope this helps
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
Powergrips
Perfect!!! Thank you guys very much!!
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Old 09-30-13, 12:17 PM
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Nothing is permanent, man. You can never step into the same toe clip twice, because the clip is always changing, and so are you.
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Permanent? the rider is not forever .. ..
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
Powergrips
I've used these for years on my commuter. They're secure, you can ride in any shoes and they're not worth stealing.
But seriously, people steal toe straps where you live?
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Old 10-10-13, 05:04 PM
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I've used these for years on my commuter. They're secure, you can ride in any shoes and they're not worth stealing.
But seriously, people steal toe straps where you live?
That was my reaction.
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The additional advantage of Powergrips: set up properly, they mimic the release action of clipless, should the rider decide to get real.
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Old 10-11-13, 07:46 AM
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But seriously, people steal toe straps where you live?
+1
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Old 10-12-13, 05:04 PM
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Shimano SPDs
+100. With SPDs you will barely notice you have bike shoes except for the occasional clicking while walking. Though I prefer Lake SPDs. Lake makes shoes in a wide width.
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