What size pedal?
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Thanks for a great how to video! I wanted to make these for two different bikes with pedals that were not compatible with the old cage style toe clips. I didn't have easy access to tools to make the metal part, so I found a 2" cast flat metal slide on Strapworks.com for $0.89 each. I used 1/2" webbing, as the holes in my pedals were small. One set of pedals could handle the doubled webbing, but not the velcro, so I added adhesive velcro after threading them through the pedals. The other set of pedals could only fit one 1/2" piece of webbing, so I sewed one end around the metal slide instead of a double layer. I used 2" webbing instead of the sewn cordura and 2" velcro with adhesive. Materials came out to about $11 for each set. Happy to not give money to Amazon, and I doubt generic ones would have fit my pedals. They work great!
Just made a pair of these. Turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration!
it would cost me less to go and buy a pair on amazon thanks for sharing one who is not handy. You had a great video .
Thinking of something like this for my mtb hardtail
Can I use a old. Jeans Instead of nylon webbing ? What challenge would I face ?
good video! are you use it, or take contakt pedals? or are you use toe clips? thanks
what was wrong with the old one ...version
EXCELENTE Y MUY PRACTICO, MUCHAS GRACIAS.
get a pedal wrench
Regarding that double-sided extra piece: I believe there are two main design variations of the straps - one that stays together along the whole length but can't be adjusted with one hand while riding, and one that can be tightened or loosened by just pulling on the loose end and undoing one side of the velcro but it doesn't keep its shape as nicely. By inserting that piece you make the second type work like the first one. If adjusting on the go is not needed, one could ditch the fiddly buckle, make the wide part in two pieces and sew the ends of straps between the ends of the halves.
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Excelente, ótimo passo a passo!
While I appreciate the video, I can't help but feel the integrity of the Odyssey Twisted pedals have been compromised by removing the 2 sections you cut out.
They were designed and made that way for a reason.
Odyssey has other pedals that won't require this adjustment.
I simply folded my Hold Fast straps and fed them through the smaller holes on my Twisted Blueberry pedals, then flattened them out.
Great video nonetheless!
Why did i just watch all of that when im gonna be using clipless?
Great vid anyway.
Fire nice foot straps
What a great video, it helped me a lot thanks
This is such an old video but exactly what I needed. I got so confused by the straps and felt like a moron. So simple after watching the video but I was completely clueless. Thank you!
Isn’t the idea behind the straps that if you pull them one way, they tighten around your foot, but if you pull them the other way, they loosen?
My goodness, thank you!
Thank you! I was trying to make the straps more complicated!
I only tighten my straps initially and leave them just tight enough to slip my feet in and out easily without having to loosen them. Clip in pedals are not practical for my rides but toe clips are more efficient than flats. Toe clips are a great compromise.
Thanks i had to remove the straps on my pedals to give my bike a good cleaning and couldn't remember how to put them back on. Saved me from frustration trying to figure it out.
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Just went to check my pedals. My pedals have L and R marked on the end of the threads, but the left one has the lines marked on it, just like it says at 1:40. That's neat, never knew that's what they were for. Also now I know which way clips and straps go on the pedals.
how to prevent foot scratches using that toe cage?because I am wearing slippers here in our subdivision and I have a fixed gear and it has a toe cage...I don't want to have scratches from that toecage...
just got instructions from Unflexal and I'm ready for the my training :D
Another good BikeMan video! I always appreciate the input from the Camera Guy too.
Well explained, but shouldn't you grease the pedal threads?
Man I remembered those days dealing with toe traps, at least that's what we called them on Jamaica when I was a cyclist
Very clean explanation
as a left leg amputee, this has been very useful
my pedal can work for toe clip and it work for strap as well
Thanks a lot! Great vid.
Thanks, I was confused as to how the strap was supposed to thread through the buckle.
I have read that two different leg muscle groups are used during biking, one for pushing down on the pedal and one for pulling up. If you take the cages off and aren't using clipless pedals, you aren't exercising the groups that pulls up on the pedal. That can lead uneven muscle development in the legs, which is not good for the knees and legs. So I'm still looking for new flat pedals that allow cages to be attached. There don't seem to be very many good options anymore.
Haha I like the avocado end clip. Looks like something I would do.
Each type of pedals have advantages, with flats(real flats with steel pins) you can wear whatever shoe you want, you can bail out of tricky situations fast, but they will destroy the soles of your shoes over time(unless you get 510’s or shoes made for flats), and if you slip a foot you will bleed, your foot positions will wonder and with improper foot placement and riding technique your feet can bounce off, clips and straps help keep your feet on the pedals and in the same spot, but if they’re set up wrong your stuck to the bike, and if you panic your gonna eat shit, same with clipless, they need to be setup correctly to ensure your foot is in the right place so as not to cause knee/foot pain etc, and be set up loose at first to get in and out of easy, the problem with clipless is your natural inclination is to jump straight up/back and off a bike when you bail out, which is the direction the pedals absolutely will not let go of you, you have to train yourself to rotate your feet out. You will absolutely loose your balance and fall over with clipless lol, its not that one is better than the others, they are just different and for different things
I don't typically enjoy avocado
I think you are crazy to take them off a road bike. I have flats for my MTB when off road. Pedals with cages for the road, they only take 2 min to change over. For the climbs on the road, the cages/straps really do help.
that one are bad toes, you need one shorter and without rope https://www.deporvillage.com/calapies-zefal-christophe-sin-correa for me is the best combination pedal
My 99 Cannondale Super v came with sharp lugged toe-clip pedals, I hadn't ever used them, after 19 years i think it's time I wash the bearings.
For my everyday road bike I run old school (late 70s early 80s) single sided road pedals that are super wide and feel amazing with clips and straps. It feels awesome to have the surface area with the foot retention. As for my fancy road bike I run mountain bike spd pedals w/ carbon mtb shoes. Having double sided pedals and shoes with recessed cleats is the best!!! 😀
.... And just flat mtb pedals for our touring bikes so we can rock our tevas during summer! Lol 😂
DMR pedals are great. Combined with five ten shoes (the shoes make a huge difference)
Clipless pedals ar the way to go....you adjust them so they are "loose" until you get used to them, after a couple of days you will love em....