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Soma Oppy XX Four-Gate Toe Clips

Old 09-21-08, 12:20 PM
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Soma Oppy XX Four-Gate Toe Clips

Who has them? lets see some pics. I ordered them and the soma track pedal. the pedal came but no straps and the pedals are tiny. If the toe clips are as small as the soma pedal then i'm not going out of my way to get them
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Old 09-21-08, 01:48 PM
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i hated these clips. they put pressure on parts of your foot and hurt like hell.
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Old 09-21-08, 01:52 PM
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youre better off with plastic clips. the soma clips break rather easily
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Old 09-21-08, 02:14 PM
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I'm not worried about breaking them as I havent broken anything else that i was told i would. Post some pics. I'd like to see what they actually look like on a bike
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Old 09-21-08, 02:25 PM
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well dan,

i dont have any pics, but i would just like to say, after viewing your myspace i really like your bmx and your dogs are adorable. are they purebred terriers? what does that bmx bike weigh.
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Old 09-21-08, 02:28 PM
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Thanks they are pure boston terrier all the way. My Pantera 2 weighs in at 25.03 pounds last i weighed it about a week ago.
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Old 09-21-08, 02:30 PM
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wow seriously? the one on the left looks huge!
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Old 09-21-08, 02:35 PM
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yes seriously. that's why his name is tank.
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Old 09-21-08, 04:42 PM
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hard to see but i have them on my bike. I also added leater straps from velo-orange and Ale straps. No complaints yet
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I have the soma four-gates along with the soma double leather straps. I can't tell you too much because a) this is my first set of cages/straps and b) i've only had them for just over a week now. What i can tell you is that i have been riding them every single day so far and have done two longer rides (60+) with them and i haven't had any problems. For me they are really comfortable to the point where i forget i'm riding cages.
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Originally Posted by subkin View Post
I have the soma four-gates along with the soma double leather straps. I can't tell you too much because a) this is my first set of cages/straps and b) i've only had them for just over a week now. What i can tell you is that i have been riding them every single day so far and have done two longer rides (60+) with them and i haven't had any problems. For me they are really comfortable to the point where i forget i'm riding cages.
Your straps are on wrong.
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Old 09-21-08, 11:24 PM
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thank you but does it really matter?...i assumed they went this way because other wise the metal clips would be rubbing on my crank arm.
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thank you but does it really matter?...i assumed they went this way because other wise the metal clips would be rubbing on my crank arm.
Does it matter? I suppose thats up to you, if you want to run those straps the way they were designed, just flip them over still leaving the buckles on the outside and the strap ends facing down.

Just trying to help, not everyone knows how to properly thread a strap, nevermind doubles. You'll find they're much easier to adjust and you can get rid of those rubber bands.
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Old 09-21-08, 11:42 PM
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ok i see i thought you meant backwards the other way. The logo would be upside down then which seems kind of odd to me :/
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mks gr-9 x soma XX clips x toshi doubles...






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Your straps are on wrong. Pull the strap ends out so you can actually adjust them.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:44 PM
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why would i want to adjust them if they already fit my feet fine....
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Old 09-22-08, 12:45 PM
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Because if they're loose enough to get in and out of easily, they're not tight enough to prevent you from getting out of them easily.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:57 PM
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damn those toshis are beefy! i want
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Old 09-22-08, 01:22 PM
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i don't keep my straps too tight when i ride...i can get in and out easily but they are still keeping my feet on the pedals
 
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Originally Posted by dansjustchillin View Post
Who has them? lets see some pics. I ordered them and the soma track pedal. the pedal came but no straps and the pedals are tiny. If the toe clips are as small as the soma pedal then i'm not going out of my way to get them
they suck in my honest opinion. the shape of the clip itself "squashes" toes.
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Old 09-22-08, 01:36 PM
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i just got the super alloy clips by mks, they are the same shape as the plastic ones...does anyone else ride these?
 
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
Your straps are on wrong. Pull the strap ends out so you can actually adjust them.

I have this same exact setup - with the ends pointing down. Just set it and forget it. You don't need these that tight. I can lock up my tire and still get in and out without touching the straps. I even trimmed the ends so they don't stick out so much.
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Old 09-22-08, 01:52 PM
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I just like to have them adjustable so that I can strap 'em down nice and tight when I'm out of the usual stop-and-go, so I can actually pull up on the pedals without having to curl my toes or feeling my feet bouncing around in my clips constantly. I can't remember the last time I've had to stop at a red light or stop sign where I didn't know I was stopping far enough in advance to loosen one strap so I could put a foot down (or at least flip the pedal over so I don't embarrass myself too much if my tarckstand skillz fail me). Loosening/tightening my straps on the go has become second nature.
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Old 09-22-08, 06:16 PM
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I think i will be ordering them as soon as i pay for the rest of the stuff i just got
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