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Someone at Shimano was wearing a thinking cap!(15 posts)

Someone at Shimano was wearing a thinking cap!the bull
May 12, 2003 5:52 PM
Just got the new 7750's. They clip in like Looks.
The pedals are very well built. They clip in nice and hold well.
Some float just enough(Used to Speedplays)feels very solid!
But what impressed me the most was the the way the way the cleats are designed.The yellow tips are like rubber pads.They are so comfy to walk in.And they dont slip on floors!

Shimano on my all Campy bike.Is this a sin?
Looks like a good ideaMel Erickson
May 12, 2003 5:58 PM
How well do you think they'll wear? Are the rubber thingies replaceable if they wear faster than the cleats and need replacement before the cleat is worn out or are they moulded onto the cleat?
Should not be a problem.the bull
May 12, 2003 6:19 PM
They are molded to cleat.If they do weat they wont affect the way the cleat rides.If any thing they protect the cleat from the ground when you walk on it! New cleats are about $20 bucks.
Looks similar to the cleats for my KeywinsMel Erickson
May 13, 2003 5:55 AM
Took a look last night at my Keywin cleats and they look similar. Mine don't have the rubber baby buggy bumpers and are a little slippery while walking. I love my Keywins and will probably never use another pedal on a road bike.
Yes, you will never get to "cycling heaven" now!KG 361
May 12, 2003 6:00 PM
That's the 1st I've seen those cleats-look like looks w/ wings. Interesting.....Maybe new shoes and pedals are in my future?! (I'd need the old shoes to use with my other Look-equipped bikes!)
Yup, I'm lovin' them(although I don't have any other experience)jtferraro
May 12, 2003 8:20 PM
these are my 1st road bike pedal - only previous experience is w/Onza mtb and Shimano SPD mtb pedals/cleats.

-Jeff
btw...are those Nike shoes? (nm)jtferraro
May 12, 2003 8:22 PM
These Nike shoes are the bomb!the bull
May 13, 2003 3:15 AM
Light
Stiff
Air flows great.
Was going to keep my Sidi's for the trainer but after riding these I cant stand my old ones!
Hautacam's, Poggio's, or what? I have the Hautacam's...jtferraro
May 13, 2003 6:20 AM
and like them - they are light & stiff and seem to have adequate air flow. I think they might be a tad wide in the toebox/ball of foot area. They are 44.5's and I'm considering going down to 44's, but I doubt they'll lose much width in that 1/2 downsize. So now I'm considering trying the Shimano R-214's.

-Jeff
Does anyone know?the bull
May 13, 2003 7:06 AM
here is a pic
Poggio's (I *think*). nmjtferraro
May 13, 2003 7:59 AM
Shimano R-214'srockbender
May 13, 2003 9:19 AM
Jeff,

FWIW, I've got the R-214's and love them so far. the only thing I might do is replace the insole with Superfeet - the stocker's are a bit thin.

I also have the ultegra SPD-SL's and they are my first roadie pedals as well... no complaints! I am very happy with the way the cleats walk as well, though I don't know how long the yellow nubs will last.
re: Someone at Shimano was wearing a thinking cap!mackgoo
May 12, 2003 10:28 PM
Yes you should be shot.
re: Someone at Shimano was wearing a thinking cap!Mazinger
May 13, 2003 4:50 AM
I just got the R600. Ultegra version, I guess.

Same cleat and it seems to work fine. I've been using spds. The new pedal, even with the tension at it's lowest setting requires a bit more force for release. I almost tipped over the first time I rode with these. I'm pretty happy with them so far.
Transfer him/her to Technical Assist. Publicationscoonass
May 13, 2003 6:20 PM