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Old 03-27-24, 08:56 AM
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Toe straps recommendations

I'm looking for some new toe straps. Anything reliable these days? Maybe something similar to the Paké straps?
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I like the MKS "Fit α Sprint" straps. They're the closest thing to the old Alfredo Binda straps I've found. The strap is leather, with a plastic mesh laminated in to reduce stretching under load (like the Bindas had). Nice stainless steel buckle.

https://www.amazon.com/MKS-Fit-Alpha.../dp/B002YQ44VO
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New ones. That's really it. Lately, I've been riding Christophes but I don't care about brand really, as long as the strap is in excellent condition and can hold more than my weight. Carry spares. I buy extra sets just to have around in case one breaks or I find is too worn and needs replacement.
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Power Grips are my favorite, especially for FG city riding.
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not at all like Paké but have to say Hold Fast "FRS" straps on platform pedals are excellent esp for city riding / fg
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I loved the old Bindas. Normals were fine. I wasn't strong enough to need the synthetic re-enforcement. Now I go to Portland Leather and have them cut me 1/2" strips of good cowhide. Treat it with Snowseal or the (probably slightly better) Obenau's Heavy Duty LP. Rivet to Zephal toestrap buckles with SS pop rivets. Use leather black if I want black ones.

My replacements work just as well, last roughly half the time of the Bindas and cost, by comparison, peanuts. (I do have a drill press which makes drilling out the rivets easier.) Those toestraps work hard. On fix gears. Always pulled tight and I'll pull as hard as my age allows going up steep hills.
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