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SPD cleat has some play, any fix?(4 posts)

SPD cleat has some play, any fix?powergyoza
Jun 7, 2003 11:16 AM
I've been riding my Devinci Podium '03 for 2+ months now. Great bike for getting serious w/ cycling, but some minor issues are developing. The most bothersome one is with my SPD cleats. A couple weeks ago, I noticed the left cleat was starting to shift around a bit when I pedaled hardr. When I was out of the saddle today, I noticed my right cleat was moving a bit too.

I've tightened my cleat bolts once already, but that only a teeny bit. I tightened the springs on the pedals. No help. I was able to tighten the "claws" on the left pedal a bit before today's ride, but no dice either. After today's ride I was able to crank the cleat bolts another 45 deg's, but I doubt it's gonna help for tomorrow's ride.

Are my cleats/pedals already wearing out? Cripes, it's only been 2 months! And why the left side (I click in & out the most from my right)? I don't like the feeling of my power being wasted on cleat play.
Sounds like the perfect excuse..the bull
Jun 7, 2003 12:50 PM
To get a pair of those Shimano pedals!
The ultegra ones can be picked up for 100 bucks through hot deals on this site!!!
Also Speedplay pedals are a bargin for 99 bucks;

I have never had the best of luck with spd's on a road bike.
What do you mean by "play?"jtolleson
Jun 8, 2003 12:31 PM
SPDs and SPD-Rs have some amount of float, or do you mean that the base of the cleat is shifting around in your shoes, bolts are loosening, or what? I'm sorry I don't understand the description.
What do you mean by "play?"powergyoza
Jun 8, 2003 1:59 PM
oops, i wasn't ver clear in my 1st post. The play I'm describing is above and beyond the standard float. I'm talking about the cleat can move backwards and forwards a bit, and up and down a bit.

On today's ride, the play has lessened a bit. It must be because I tightened the cleat bolts a bit more... I guess I'll keep an eye on the bolts for a while...