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Speedplay mounting(3 posts)

Speedplay mountingChris McDonnell
Feb 20, 2002 6:47 AM
I have just bought a set of X1's and mounted them to my Sidi Shadow shoes (v.much like the genius 3's). I wasn't sure If I was suppose to leave the shoes adaptor plate (look type for my former campy pro fits) on that it came with and mount the speedplay shims on to that or, remove it all together and put the Speedplays adapter shim into the recess. If I remove it I get left with an open bolt hole at the bottom (the fourth one).

Also, there seems to be a bit of resistance on one side of one cleat when clipped in by hand, the instructions imply that they should move freely if you clip them in by hand. 3 sides do but one doesn't....any advice, does it just need to wear in? I have tried remounting the plate.
re: Speedplay mountingChen2
Feb 20, 2002 12:10 PM
You don't need the adaptor plate, just the shims. Just make sure you get the right cleat on the right shoe, left on left, it is possible to mount them on the wrong shoe and then they won't release well. Use some wax type lube on the cleat springs, Speedplay recommends White Lightning.
read the instructions???C-40
Feb 20, 2002 2:30 PM
I just got a new set of speedplay cleats and the instructions were very clear. The new snap-shim cleats have a special set of Sidi shims that replace the standard shims. The cleat is mounted directly into the recessed area of the sole. The fourth bolt is not used.

After securing base plate with the THREE screws provided, check the baseplate for flatness, with a good straight-edge.