I went to Phat Moose Cycles today (in Ottawa). It's a really great shop. Anyhow it was there I first got my Power Straps pedal system that i have enjoyed for these two years. A few weeks ago I bent the hardware on that system and was intending to replace them but Phat Moose doesn't have them anymore. Instead they recommended what the courires are using these days, as pictured below.
A chap in Montreal makes the strap. Although there is clearly a logo etched into the leather I do not see a company name. Apologies for that. I also required a suitable pedal for the right fit and decided it was time to try a mountain bike pedal. I think I will enjoy the stability, versatility for a variety of footwear (that is to say, winter boots) and the larger platform. So now I have a new system. When I get back home I'll try them out for my Tuesday commute.
|Sorry - don't know why this is cut off. But it does show the pedal with the strap installed and without.|
Admittedly I had intended to pick up a Cross Check frame while here. However, they only had a 58 and that's too close to call. I am more likley a 60. Then, they very nearly sold me on the Salsa Caserole ... very nearly indeed. I shall have some thinking to do about this. In either case, I left the store without a new frame. Don't know if I feel good about having saved my money for another day or if I feel bad about a missed opportunity (the frames were all on sale).
Once again, I apologize for another "pedal post." Not very exciting stuff. I promise better for 2012!
Happy New Year to all! And Happy cycling!