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New shoes are rattlingniteschaos
Aug 12, 2003 5:29 PM
I have new Pearle Izumi Vortex road shoes and SPD-SL Ultegra pedals. My left shoe isn't making any noise since I tightened the cleat, but the right shoe still is, and I'm afraid to tighten the cleat anymore. What should I do to keep the metal screw plate inside the sole from moving around? There was nothing in the instructions that came with the shoe on how to do this.
Take up tap dancing?LC
Aug 12, 2003 6:54 PM
Are these shoes those pretty little pastel blue ones? If they are then no one can help you ;)
Nope, they are black with grey soles.nmniteschaos
Aug 12, 2003 6:58 PM
Ok then you are worthy of helpLC
Aug 13, 2003 9:52 AM
Take the insole out and push the little panel out with a small screwdriver from the bottom of the shoe thru the SPD slots. You don't need the SPD plate.

Don't tell anyone with the pastel blue shoes your little secret so we can hear where they are ;)
re: New shoes are rattlingFarmer John
Aug 12, 2003 7:43 PM
Pull your foot out of the shoe, then the insole. You'll notice a scored area over the cleat plate. Open it up (in any manner that you can get it out without damaging the shoe), then pull the damn rattle out. Put it back together.

Should solve the problem.
I looked at it first, but didn't know it was removable, thanks!niteschaos
Aug 13, 2003 9:57 AM
You may need to go the glue routeKerry Irons
Aug 13, 2003 4:29 PM
Depending on the shoes, there often is a floating "nut" or threaded plate that your cleat bolt connects to. Using one type of cleat then leaves one or more of these nuts floating loose in a groove in the shoe. You can shake the shoe and hear them. A shot of silicone caulk, contact cement, etc. in there will freeze the offending part and stop the noise.