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Speedplay Cleats(7 posts)

Speedplay CleatsISA11
Aug 20, 2003 8:45 AM
Just purchased the Zeros and I am looking for any advice or comments on installation. Are there any tricks to mounting the cleat in just the right position on the Sidi shoes? Thanks, RSG
No problem really...shrEd
Aug 20, 2003 9:04 AM
I just installed the cleats for the X2's on Sidi's w/o any problem, so hopefully you'll have the same luck...
Trial and errorwilsonc
Aug 20, 2003 9:48 AM
try to get the center of the cleat under the ball of your foot. go for an hour ride, and move the cleat as you feel you need to. it all just comes down to trial and error and finding the most comfortable position for your cleats. When i got the zeros, it took me about 2 weeks to find the current location of my cleats and a few more to get the float dialed in. I now have the float dialed into a very narrow range on my right foot, and a bit wider on my left, as my left foot seems to want to be a little more pigeon toed normally.
Blue Loctite ...El Guapo
Aug 20, 2003 9:50 AM
I have Zeroes with the Sidi Energy. I did not mount the cleat directly to the sole. I used, instead, the Look insert. When installing the cleat itself, be sure BLUE Loctite is on the threads of each of the four little screws. DO NOT use RED Loctite. Tighten the screws only "handtight." If you manhandle the screws, the spring could warp causing engagement problems. The Blue Loctite will keep the screws from backing out thru vibration. By the way, I love my zeroes!
Blue Loctite ...ISA11
Aug 20, 2003 11:24 AM
Thanks for the replies. Just one more item of confirmation. The instructions say that the narrow part of the cleat faces forward on the shoe. Does this mean that the open part of the metal plate faces the bike (crank arms)? It looks like it does but for 180 bucks, I need the expert's advice. Thanks, RSG
Bike is a great 03 Trek 5200 gray/blue.
Blue Loctite ...Toothpick
Aug 20, 2003 11:54 AM
Yes. The open part of the cleat faces the crank arms. There is also a small L in the opening for the left cleat and a small R......
re: Speedplay Cleatsdivve
Aug 21, 2003 12:41 AM
I got the cleat position under the ball of my foot correct with the first attempt. It took a little longer however to position them laterally to my liking. Another thing I experience was that those 3 large phillips head screws for the base plate tend to come loose after a few rides. I tried blue Loctite 242 twice which didn't seem strong enough. On my 3rd attempt I used red Loctite 272 and tightened the screws down really hard using a T-handle phillips driver....probably overkill but they haven't come loose yet:)