[CR]RE: Double Straps


From: "Mark Ritz" <ritzmon@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 13:14:11 -0700
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Subject: [CR]RE: Double Straps

Hi Andrew,

I used double straps for most of my track career (70's through 90's) and always used regular clips with the front strap over the clip. I had some friends with more time than sense who actually took apart Christophe clips and riveted a second loop, but it never made much sense to me...

Cheers, Mark Ritz Arcata, CA But really wishing he was in Greensboro

Andrew wrote:

I'm wondering if anyone has some insight.

I've seen a number of photos of 70s track bikes (mostly sprinter bikes) with double toestraps on campy record pista pedals. It seems that this is accomplished by running one strap through the holes on the sides of the pedals and one strap through the holes on the back of the pedals.

So my question is this: what kind of clips would you use for this setup? Are there period-correct (at least somewhat) toe clips with slots for two straps? I've heard that Binda makes them but I've never seen them myself.

Andrew Gura, high in the hills of Silver Lake, CA