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Trouble with Dura-Ace pedals!(3 posts)

Trouble with Dura-Ace pedals!Mr_Grim2
Apr 18, 2002 1:23 PM
I spent more than $400 bucks on Shimano's new shoe/pedal combo this season and so far... I'm sorely dissapointed!

The R214 shoes are great! But I have absolutely NO confidence when clipping in!

I have a hard time finding the pedal with my cleat.. and then an even harder time engauging the pedal. I have to mash and twist in all sorts of directions to clip in.

Anyone else have this kind of trouble? Can anyone advise on how to fix it?
re: Trouble with Dura-Ace pedals!battaglin
Apr 18, 2002 7:51 PM
I had the same problems as you did when I first got my d/a spdr. It will really get some time getting used to specially if you've been using look-style pedals. One thing that helped is decreasing tension in the pedals to the max and applying some grease to the cleats. It took me several months to get used to clipping in. Now I bought shimano spdr 515s for my training bike, and i did not have to go through a break-in period. I guess you ought to tough it out with that one or wait for the newer style which lance is reportedly using.
re: Trouble with Dura-Ace pedals!B2
Apr 19, 2002 10:13 AM
"I have to mash and twist in all sorts of directions to clip in."

They are more difficult than the previous versions, but maybe part of your problem is the rubber pad is too high. If you lower it a bit with adjustment screws, you might not have to "mash" down so hard.