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Special mounting hardware necessary for SPD-SL's w/Sidi's?nm(7 posts)

Special mounting hardware necessary for SPD-SL's w/Sidi's?nmjtferraro
Aug 13, 2003 8:40 PM
No and use the sidi screws. NMWOY
Aug 13, 2003 10:19 PM
I have sidi energy with the spd-sl'sbicycle268
Aug 14, 2003 3:36 AM
when I got the SPD-sl's I removed the SPD-r adaptor plate from the sole and simply mounted the cleat on the bottom of the shoe. I simply used the stock screws and tightened them down. no problem. On the shoe there is a very shallow indentation to accept the adaptor plate and the cleat is a little bit wider than that shallow area (and hangs over the area like a bridge). This doesn't seem to cause a problem as the screws are JUST long enough. Just don't tighten the cleat down too tight or the plastic cleat will bend down into the middle of the shallow area.

BTW- NICE SETUP!! I've logged around 3k miles on this set up with NO problems.
no squeaking
no accidental disengage
no difficulty clipping in
no creaking
Thanks for the info (both of you)...jtferraro
Aug 14, 2003 5:31 AM
You also used the stock, SIDI screws (as opposed to the Shimano screws), correct? Do all Sidi's have that shallow indentation?

-Jeff
Thanks for the info (both of you)...bicycle268
Aug 14, 2003 5:40 AM
I've owned way old sidi's, then shadows and now energy's and they've all had that indentation to accept an adapter plate. I think sidi feels it's necessary. I actually used the screws that came with the cleats (my old ones were way past they're useful life!

Quinn
I have Energy with SPL/SL alsoWOY
Aug 14, 2003 7:44 PM
However I did use the inserts for Look cleats (which work with LOOK, Campagnolo, Shimano SPD SL and Time Impact pedals). The screws that came with the Shimano cleats were too short and the one that came with the Sidi shoes were fine. However during a bike fit session we found out that my right leg is shorter than my left and need an extra adaptor plate to seat the cleats further off the shoe. Now I need even longer screws.... BTW I would recommand using the inserts it put less stress on the cleat.

Wayne
About the Energy's...jtferraro
Aug 14, 2003 7:59 PM
I saw them on totalcycling.com, but they don't seem to be available in any of the US dealers. Is this the case? Also, are the Energy's or the Ergo 1's Sidi's top-of-the-line shoe? I saw the Energy's have an adjustable (firmness) sole.

Thanks again for your help (and recommendation on using the adaptor plates).

-Jeff