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Pedals and strapless clips

Postby brychan » 16 Jan 2018, 2:04pm

Hi guys

Does anyone know if these pedals can be fitted with strapless clips. Any links to any would be appreciated.

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Re: Pedals and can accommodate clips

Postby cycleruk » 16 Jan 2018, 2:54pm

Not a "clip" but maybe you can make or adapt something like this:-
https://www.evanscycles.com/powergrips- ... vg_1302456
A good few years back these type of straps were used on MTB's.
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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby andrew_s » 16 Jan 2018, 3:10pm

Those Powergrips are clipless straps, rather than strapless clips :)

They, or similar alternatives, are however the only foot retention method that is likely to be usable with the existing pedals.
A drill would probably be required to create attachment points.

There are a number of half clips available, which are short toe clips designed to be used without straps, but unfortunately they all seem to be designed to bolt to a vertical pedal front, and won't fit the OP's blue pedals.

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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby Roadster » 16 Jan 2018, 3:25pm

Those platform pedals are simply not designed for clips, strapless or otherwise. You'd need to change them for ones which are.

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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Jan 2018, 4:46pm

andrew_s wrote:Those Powergrips are clipless straps, rather than strapless clips :)


Almost - they aren't strapped up like most straps - they are 'twisted' into.
So there isn't the adjustment that you would expect from a strap, but there isn't the sideways freedom of a clip
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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby andrew_s » 16 Jan 2018, 5:22pm

The phrase I used was just a play on words with the thread title, rather than any comment on their use.
Powergrips are straps, in the wider, non-cycling meaning of the word, just non-adjustable (or not quickly).

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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby rmurphy195 » 18 Jan 2018, 7:20pm

Roadster wrote:Those platform pedals are simply not designed for clips, strapless or otherwise. You'd need to change them for ones which are.


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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby mattsccm » 18 Jan 2018, 7:51pm

+2 but also the point of those pedals is that clips are not needed. Those nasty spikes with the correct shoes will be effective .

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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby MikeF » 18 Jan 2018, 8:04pm

mattsccm wrote:+2 but also the point of those pedals is that clips are not needed. Those nasty spikes with the correct shoes will be effective .

But surely you can't pull up on them, so they can't be as effective or have I misunderstood?
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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby Roadster » 19 Jan 2018, 12:57am

I think they're suitable mainly for descending, not accelerating or ascending where being able to pull up on the pedals would be an advantage. Chunky-soled boots are worn for grip on the studs in wet conditions, and there's also a need for being able to put one's feet down quickly and often, for which clips would be more hindrance than help.

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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby MikeF » 19 Jan 2018, 9:55am

It depends where you ride, but, on the road, toe clips (or clipless) allow you to pull up on a pedal to a starting position when stationary and ready to start moving. Flat pedals don't.
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Re: Pedals and strapless clips

Postby Gattonero » 21 Jan 2018, 11:14am

brychan wrote:Hi guys

Does anyone know if these pedals can be fitted with strapless clips. Any links to any would be appreciated.

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Mike


Get some FiveTen shoes. They've an incredible grippy sole that sticks onto this type of pedals: you can turn the pedals back with the foot still on 8)
No need for clips, they will defeat the purpose those pedals are made for. In a nutshell, no don't even try to fit some, changing pedals may work out cheaper
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