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Old 02-21-09, 09:36 AM
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Probably because clipless is better
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Old 02-22-09, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by CharneK View Post
Is there anything in between crappy dimensions and $100 Toshi/MKS?
The Exustar Double Sprinter Straps are almost as good as Toshis or the MKS doubles and cost like, what, less than half the price of those. They're the same type of thick double laminated suede with good quality buckles too.

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Old 02-22-09, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
Probably because clipless is better
i also ride clipless love it except when bombing hills.
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Old 02-22-09, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by oneangrytoast View Post
can anyone speak to this?

i went from metal to plastic. they're durable... i think (based on the packaging)they're actually made for mountain bikes... they've lasted longer than my mks STEEL cages that i ended up snapping while hopping upa curb with my foot on the non-caged side of one of the pedals...

i dig plastic. if the ones i have now break,i'd for sure go back to another plastic pair
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Old 02-22-09, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jussik View Post
The Exustar Double Sprinter Straps are almost as good as Toshis or the MKS doubles and cost like, what, less than half the price of those. They're the same type of thick double laminated suede with good quality buckles too.

we have a winner!
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Old 02-22-09, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 00soul View Post
i went from metal to plastic. they're durable... i think (based on the packaging)they're actually made for mountain bikes... they've lasted longer than my mks STEEL cages that i ended up snapping while hopping upa curb with my foot on the non-caged side of one of the pedals...

i dig plastic. if the ones i have now break,i'd for sure go back to another plastic pair
go with steel clips.
aluminum bend and break easily.
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Old 02-22-09, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jussik View Post
The Exustar Double Sprinter Straps are almost as good as Toshis or the MKS doubles and cost like, what, less than half the price of those. They're the same type of thick double laminated suede with good quality buckles too.

wow, nice! do you use them yourself or know anyone who does?

i went to my friends shop yesterday to check out the catalogues and see what he gets the MKS double straps for...COST to his shop is about $80!!

i was ready to grab them anyway, but these look like they could work out. thx
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Old 02-22-09, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jussik View Post
The Exustar Double Sprinter Straps are almost as good as Toshis or the MKS doubles and cost like, what, less than half the price of those. They're the same type of thick double laminated suede with good quality buckles too.

have you actually used these?
are you sure they're not just another incarnation of QBP straps?
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Old 02-22-09, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
go with steel clips.
aluminum bend and break easily.
go with reading... it tends to help
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Old 02-22-09, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 00soul View Post
i went from metal to plastic. they're durable... i think (based on the packaging)they're actually made for mountain bikes... they've lasted longer than my mks STEEL cages that i ended up snapping while hopping upa curb with my foot on the non-caged side of one of the pedals...

i dig plastic. if the ones i have now break,i'd for sure go back to another plastic pair
I tore through my MKS steel clips and my soma double gates.
Plastic for the win.
Also the pake space straps are GREAT, and dirt cheap.
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Old 02-23-09, 01:23 AM
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^^^

where can i get some of these?!?!!
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Old 02-23-09, 04:04 AM
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They look just like the soma/dimension straps..? anyone see anything different about them?
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Old 02-23-09, 04:05 AM
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nevermind.. i see a difference. the two straps meet at a "U", instead of a half square. So they're definitely not exactly the same batch.
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Old 02-23-09, 04:21 AM
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I have those as I said already, they're thick double layered suede, very different from soma etc.
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Old 02-23-09, 07:31 PM
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i might saw those a week or so ago. good pickup
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Old 02-23-09, 07:40 PM
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12 bucks aint bad. good find.
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Old 02-23-09, 09:23 PM
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I found these, anyone know anything?

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=29259
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
yeah they have a small amount of rust on the buckles but not anything to fuss about especially for a $65 set of straps for $11.50... they were great today, i like how they feel compared to my Toshi singles. I might have to pick up a set of Toshi doubles

and for anyone wanting doubles these are great and they're about $25 less than Toshis. i've found them for $65 (well and $11.50 lol) online so just a heads up
Good luck with those, they split on me while I was installing them and are completely shot after about 100 miles. Maybe I just got a bad one, but you'll have to post up once you've got some miles on them and let people know how yours are holding up.
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Old 02-26-09, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by fuggers View Post
I'd recommend getting singles and spending the rest of the money on a better set of pedals and cages. I made some doubles and just used a set of nylon straps along with a nice leather set as well.

Wow, its so beautiful! how's certain CREATIVE GENUIS! I will do it like that.. thank you for great advice..
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Originally Posted by fuggers View Post
I'd recommend getting singles and spending the rest of the money on a better set of pedals and cages. I made some doubles and just used a set of nylon straps along with a nice leather set as well.

where did you get the brown leather part?
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Old 02-26-09, 10:36 PM
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they're doubleizers. usually hand-made but Cadence and SAG make a nice set.
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Yeah, I made them out of some nice leather I found at an arts and craft store. You don't need much, a 12x12 inch sheet was enough if I remember right.

All you need is a leather punch and some rivets
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Old 03-01-09, 03:08 PM
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the search option isn't really working as well as it use to . . . so i'm gonna post my question here. what size clips are you guys using/what size shoe do you wear?
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really depends on how much of your foot you want in the pedals.
just for reference, a 'L' usually fits sz. 9.5-11
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Old 05-11-09, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by fuggers View Post
I'd recommend getting singles and spending the rest of the money on a better set of pedals and cages. I made some doubles and just used a set of nylon straps along with a nice leather set as well.

hey, those look like mks gr-9 pedals - i thought they only took a single strap.

how have u retained the 2nd strap? do u have a pic of the under side?

(im really after gr-9 pedals, but i want to use them with double straps like this pic.)
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