Re: [CR]Double Straps


Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi

Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:05:54 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Gura" <agura@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Double Straps
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I showed up at the Velodrome in Britain with track bike set up in a pretty standard way for American tracks, with double straps and bars taped only on the low part of the drops. That get-up got earned me derision that day, signs my Brit team-mates considered over-kill and posturing (but isn't everything bigger in America?). Next league night I showed up with a single strap and fully taped bar. They even nagged me till I removed my cog lock-ring.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah

On 6/10/07, Andrew Gura <agura@earthlink.net> wrote:
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>
> 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