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Speedplay X/2 + SIDI - Look Adapter Plates Y or N?(5 posts)

Speedplay X/2 + SIDI - Look Adapter Plates Y or N?trout_bum
Sep 18, 2002 5:00 PM
I've got Speedplay X/2 + SIDI Dynamics

Do I use SIDIs included Look adapter plates?

Does the Speedplay cleat 3 hole plate w/ SIDI snap shims replace the Look adapter plate and fit into the depression in sole of shoe?

I get the impression that both ways will work-is there a preferred method.
re: Speedplay X/2 + SIDI - Look Adapter Plates Y or N?weiwentg
Sep 18, 2002 5:56 PM
the speedplay cleats will mount directly to the sole of your sidi shoes without any of sidi's adaptor plates. look at the cleats. on the plastic piece, the one which the metal piece holding the springs screws on to, there are two curved pieces of plastic on the side that mounts to the shoe. these pieces of plastic are detachable and enable the cleat to adapt to a normal shoe's curvature (I suppose they would fit onto the SIDI Look adaptor plate, but there's no point). remove them. Speedplay supplies equivalent pieces that enable the cleat to be mounted onto SIDI shoes. mount those pieces on the cleat, and mount the cleat onto the recessed part of the SIDI sole.
Sep 18, 2002 6:59 PM
Using the adapter plates is unnecessary. Bolting the cleat assembly to the depression in the sole will yield a shorter stack height.

The Sidi shims were also designed to match the curvature of the sole, not the Look adapter.

Just removed the adaptor plateB2
Sep 19, 2002 8:57 AM
after reading this thread. I had the cleat (speedplay zeros) mounted to the adaptor plate. It worked just fine and maintained the flat surface for the cleat to mount to (using the SIDI shims). It seems that the adaptor plate and the sole of the shoe have the same curvature so the cleats mount equally well to the recessed area without the adaptor plate as the adaptor plate itself.

Here's a link to the speedplay instructions:

I had the seat height dialed in pretty good. Now I'll have to drop it by the thickness of the adaptor plate. Hope I don't mess it up :-).

If it ain't broke . . . (nm)TrekFurthur
Sep 19, 2002 10:05 AM