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Sidi Genius 3, Replacement Heel?(7 posts)

Sidi Genius 3, Replacement Heel?BQ
Jul 9, 2001 9:07 AM
If you have Sidi Genius 3 shoes, you might want to pull out a phillips screwdriver and tighten the screws. I lost my heel over the weekend, so now I walk with a limp. :-(

Any idea where I can get a replacement without having to buy a whole shoe?
re: Sidi Genius 3, Replacement Heel?mike mcmahon
Jul 9, 2001 9:13 AM
I had the same problem: lost the heel pad after about a week. I got a new set at Excel Sports for $7.
same here...ColnagoFE
Jul 9, 2001 9:16 AM
with a set of shadows about a week after getting them. bought a replacement from excel as well.
It has happened to me twice!Steve Davis
Jul 9, 2001 10:50 AM
The first time it was after only two or three rides. I asked my shop to get Sidi to replace it for free and they did, however a month ago, I lost the second one.

From now on, I'm going to put locktite on the threads.

... specifically, Blue LoctiteAkirasho
Jul 9, 2001 12:34 PM
... lost mine right at the beginning of a ride... and actually found the screw!!! As soon as I got home, I Blue Loctite'd both... and have had no problems since.

Be the bike.
... specifically, Blue LoctiteBQ
Jul 9, 2001 7:11 PM
Darned good idea. I'm gonna do that, too, once the replacement parts arrive. Thanks!
Jul 9, 2001 11:05 AM
for the incredibly quick reference to Excel. As usual, this board has solutions!

Seeing that this has happened to others, I don't feel quite so foolish. Alas, that ill can't be wholly cured. When I attached the cleats, it didn't even dawn on me to tighten the screw in the heel. (Forehead slap, Doh!) What the heck was I thinking???