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Shoe stick in my cleat(5 posts)

Shoe stick in my cleatWhipper
May 28, 2002 3:29 AM
I have either broken or lost one of the two screws that hold my Schimano cleat to my shoe. Now the cleat (along with my shoe) are stuck. Infact, I can turn my shoe 180 degrees without disengaging the pedal.

I have already lowered the tesion on the pedal to almost nothing but I cannot force it out.

I need to get the pedal off the shoe. Once I do that I can fix the other problem. Any advice?
If it's SPD-Rhayaku
May 28, 2002 3:44 AM
You can unscrew the other bolt from below the pedal and take the shoe off the cleat, then get your screwdriver into the gaps in the pedal and force it against the cleat to turn it out. Take care of the pedal, your fingers and windows though. ping~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~@crash!

I had the same thing happen with normal SPDs. To fix that problem you can stick your screwdriver into the back of the holding mechanism and leaver it back against the pedal casing. Again, take care of the pedal and your fingers while doing this.
If it's SPD-RWhipper
May 28, 2002 8:26 AM
It is. However I'm having trouble visualizing the proceedure. Are you saying that I can stick an allyn wrench though the pedal?
May 28, 2002 5:26 AM
removing the insole,
then (from inside the shoe) shove a small allenwrench down the channel to lock the shoe back onto cleat.
you should be able to snap the shoe right off after that.

(at least it SOUNDS viable)
Good luck!!cydswipe
May 28, 2002 4:12 PM
I had the same thing happen with my new Poggio's. I ended up taking a flat head screwdriver, take a sock to cover the head, and insert into the back of the pedal. The shoe snapped out with no dammage to either component. I used the sock to prevent dammage to the carbon sole of the shoe. It's a real pisser of a situation. Don't get angry or frustrated! It takes a little time to see how the pedal works with the cleats from the angle. Hope you find a great solution!!