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 Post subject: Really short toe clips?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I´m looking for a supplier of REALLY short toe clips, ideally the miniclips without straps. This is for my wife, who wears size 5s.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mks-half-deep-s ... h-leather/

something like this but shorter.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? She refuses to wear cycling shoes. Her new bike (´77 Mercian Olympique) has fairly close clearances and she needs something to keep her feet out of the front wheel.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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These might be worth a try, don´t know the dimensions of the s/m.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zefal-Strapless ... 830&sr=8-1

Oh hang on, they were also on the page you linked to as a suggestion.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just like this but shorter....these are exactly the ones I´ve fitted from the parts bin as a temporary solution, but they only seem to come in something for about mens size 9.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:33 pm 
Retro Guru

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I have some small plastic ones at home I bought for my daughter's bike. I'll try to find them later if you think they'll do, probably a bit cheap and nasty for a Mercian though!

Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:26 pm 
Retro Guru

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i've got some lovely NOS ALE toe clips - size small, cpolour black
you could use them with or without straps:
looking for 10 pounds posted but can't sort pics for a few days


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:28 pm 
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I have some adjustable ones that come really small. You can't have them but I reckon you would find some. Suntour one that come with a matching pedal.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:31 pm 
Retro Guru

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That didn't come out right did it?
Try to find some Suntour pedals that have an integral clip. They adjust for length and go very small.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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OK, thanks everyone. It´s not a very posh Mercian BTW, cheap ebay find that needed a lot of work. Nice frame but some fairly cheap bits on it.

I´d like to take oldmuthariley up on his offer re the ALES - thnk they are probably about the right period and black would suit well. Let me know how you´d like to be paid.

I´ll also keep an eye open for the Suntours.

It´s odd that the Mercian has such tight clearances - its much tighter than some out and out racers I have, even though its set up as a tourer. My guess is its maybe been converted from something a bit sportier. But its the only Mercian we´ve got so haven´t got anything else to compare it to - maybe they´re all like this.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:25 pm 
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It's a problem on any small frame with 27" or 700c wheels - either you have silly long reach or toe overlap.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Lincolnshire
Hmm - but I have a 49cm Ron Cooper TT bike which is 2cm smaller and which has about an inch more clearance between pedals and front wheel. Seems a bit odd.


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