However, the straps that are used to tighten the toe clips are just about the handiest thing out there. They can be used as a general-purpose tie-down for all sorts of things. For example:
Making a u-lock holster in a front basket
|Also handy for keeping wine bottles from rolling around|
|The mandolin is worth five or six times what the bike is, I DON'T want it flying off if I hit a pothole.|
In short, these things are handy. My preference is to scrap the clips themselves, but save as many of these as you come across.