/ DIY Plastic toe bales for crampons

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Ron Walker - on 16 Dec 2012
Does anyone know if it is possible to get DIY replacement plastic bales and rivets for Grivel New Matic or Classic crampons.
I've used nylon neoprene straps in the past. It would be nice to use proper DIY plastic cradles other than sending them of to the Mountain Boot Company/Grivel to get them replaced.

Cheers Ron
NottsRich on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Ron Walker: Modify one of those clippy things on bike pedals? The plastic cage ones your foot slides into.
Stuart the postie - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Ron Walker:

I have an old pair of G12's, one side of the plastic toe bail broke in Canada (2000). I simply threaded 5mm cord through the hole in crampon frame, knotted it, tied the other end through the plasic ring, which you thread straps through. Apply a few wraps of duct tape to finish.

The tension between front posts and heel clip, keeps crampon onto boot sole, plastic toe piece non load bearing. I still wear them today (on certain routes).

Stuart
Ron Walker - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Stuart the postie:
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> I have an old pair of G12's, one side of the plastic toe bail broke in Canada (2000). I simply threaded 5mm cord through the hole in crampon frame, knotted it, tied the other end through the plasic ring, which you thread straps through. Apply a few wraps of duct tape to finish.
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> The tension between front posts and heel clip, keeps crampon onto boot sole, plastic toe piece non load bearing. I still wear them today (on certain routes).
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> Stuart



Yes I agree and I've done something similar using neoprene crampon straps bolted through the front posts. I was wondering if something better was available at a reasonable price?

See https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FTq64ByuKFA/UM-As1V2voI/AAAAAAAAEOQ/LkfLjE7bVYc/s800/020.JPG

Cheers Ron

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