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Leslie Thurston
(lesler) - F

Locale: right here, right now
how to add eyelets to kicks? on 09/08/2011 16:02:45 MDT Print View

howdy all,
how to add eyelets to my new go-lites?
the wide toe box is unparalleled and they ARE convincingly light
(and far less chinsy than expected, though the true test is yet to come).
the task: has anyone else experienced their lacing system a bit displaced?
super long laces (exceedingly so), and yet lacking those necessary eyelets to dial the fit.
a suggested way to insert your own eyelets without botching it?
(think: smooth, like butter).
i realize i could be dreaming.
many thanks.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: how to add eyelets to kicks? on 09/12/2011 12:43:25 MDT Print View

You can buy an eyelet tool. Try Tandy Leather or a craft store. It's basically like a pliers but has a tool to both punch a hole and crimp the eyelet. It's not terribly easy to get the eyelet perfect but you can do a passable job with it.

Leslie Thurston
(lesler) - F

Locale: right here, right now
thanks! on 09/14/2011 10:21:05 MDT Print View

good to know! thanks so much piper! :)

Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: thanks! on 09/14/2011 11:36:56 MDT Print View

You might have better lock with small "Grommets". The eyelets I've used, due to the one sided nature, which split the protruding cylinder into 4 pieces during the crimping process, I've never found to be very stable.