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shoe creaks(4 posts)

shoe creakshipfx1230
Jul 4, 2003 12:26 PM
I have sidi mega genius 3 shoes. The left has developed a creaking sound while peddling. I have speedplay pedals and the cleats are fine. I even checked the cranks and bottom bracket. The creak is from the uppers of the shoe. Any one else with this problem? Any fixes or do I need new shoes, they are 3 years old with about 5k on them.
Some kind of leather gunk? Or silicone spray?cory
Jul 4, 2003 1:20 PM
Depending on what they're made of (Sidis are out of my price range, so I'd be guessing), some kind of leather gunk (Lexol, mink oil; there are dozens) might quiet them down. Or a shot of silicone spray on the seams and where the uppers join the soles could do it. Beware of glued seams, though--some leather treatments are solvent-based and might dissolve the glue.
Are you sure it's not the cleat/shoe interface or cleat bolts?Kerry Irons
Jul 5, 2003 3:38 PM
These seem likely culprits. It may be the plastic/plastic interface between the cleat base or a cleat shim and the shoe sole. Likewise, it could be one of the "inner" screws that is flexing, dried out lube, or loose.
Are you sure it's not the cleat/shoe interface or cleat bolts?hipfx1230
Jul 6, 2003 7:26 PM
I thought the cleats were fine, but took everything down and yes ONE!!! screw was loose. Fixing that corrected the proble. THANKS