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bert_halts

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Pedals
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:48:17 AM »
I have been using my Shimano DX clipless now since 2009 but on the weekend I unclipped twice in racing (on about the second pedal).  They are tighened up to the max.  Should I:
 - get new cleats; or
 - get new cleats and pedals?

If it's new pedals, what pedals are us older blokes using?  Want to stay with SPD, not going TIME...

Thanks,
Brett

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 07:28:54 AM »
It will be the cleats!

One of the people I help coach unclips a bit, put new cleats on and he does not unclip until cleats are worn again.

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 08:38:41 AM »
Awesome, thanks.  Will get some new ones and go from there.

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 07:54:38 PM »
I've had the same Shimano pedals for 4 years. Every 6 months (before Nats & before my States) I put new cleats on. Very rarely unclip.

I did find that once 2 screws on the pedal itself had unscrewed a bit a were binding on the pedal cage stopping the cleat mechanism from rocking freely & allowing me to clip in properly. That caused heaps of unclips until I found the cause.

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 03:54:34 PM »
Thanks mate.