|Cleat covers for Campy Pro-Fit||Psalm 147-10_11|
Sep 19, 2002 7:20 AM
|I'm riding in an organized century this weekend and usually end up ruining my cleats from all the walking around at the rest stops.
I bought a pair of Kool Kover cleat covers thinking that they would work on Campy cleats. They don't. Even though the Campy and Look cleat styles are similar in shape, the engagment mechanism is different so the covers kept falling off.
I've heard that there is a cover that will work. Does anybody have any experience either modifying the Kool Kovers, or with a different brand.
Any input will be appreciated. Thanks.
|Kool covers work for me||ColnagoFE|
Sep 19, 2002 8:30 AM
|they tend to wear out fast and can fall of because they dont fit too tight, but for the walks to the snack stations they seem to do the job fine.|
|re: Cleat covers for Campy Pro-Fit||Thaddeus|
Sep 19, 2002 9:16 AM
|I have modified my cool covers with great results but with a problem.
The mod: Cut off the rubber on the rear that is used for retention with sidi cleats. Leave the rubber at the point for front retention. The covers also need a mod at the 45 degree angle to allow the wider campy cleat to fit.
the prob: because you removed all but the front retention rubber, the covers have a tendancy to come off, especially on wet/muddy terrain. My lo-tek solution? rubber band in the cleat hole, around the shoe. not pretty, but for the most part, unseen.
If anyone made a real cover, I would buy it, though.
|Great idea Thaddeus!||Psalm 147-10_11|
Sep 19, 2002 9:36 AM
|I like your lo-tek solution. I'll try to retrofit my covers tonight.
BTW, I called Kool Covers to ask them whether they make a Campy specific cover. The answer is no, but one is planned. No time frame, but it's on the front burner.
In the meantime, I'm going with your rubberband approach.