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SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby Caller » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:37 am

I've just bought a new pair of shoes and I'm having trouble securing the cleats properly.
The cleats are Look Keo's and I'm finding that when I disengage the show from the pedal, the cleat is moving despite having the bolts nice and tight. There's some small plastic pins on the cleats but they don't even seem to be marking the sole of the shoe!

Any suggestions as to how I can stop the cleat slipping?

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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby nicklouse » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:40 am

tighten the bolts.

sounds like your nice and tight is not enough.
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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby Caller » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:43 am

nicklouse wrote:tighten the bolts.

sounds like your nice and tight is not enough.


Any tighter and I'm likely to strip the threads!

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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby maringirl » Fri Dec 21, 2012 17:03 pm

Silly question but are the shoes/cleats compatible with the pedal you have?

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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby Caller » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:53 pm

maringirl wrote:Silly question but are the shoes/cleats compatible with the pedal you have?


I've nto seen anything to suggest they're not compatible.
I'm using Mavic shoes and Look Keo pedals/cleats.

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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby amaferanga » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:46 pm

Caller wrote:
maringirl wrote:Silly question but are the shoes/cleats compatible with the pedal you have?


I've nto seen anything to suggest they're not compatible.
I'm using Mavic shoes and Look Keo pedals/cleats.


3 bolt road shoes?
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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby Caller » Fri Dec 21, 2012 22:21 pm

amaferanga wrote:
Caller wrote:
maringirl wrote:Silly question but are the shoes/cleats compatible with the pedal you have?


I've nto seen anything to suggest they're not compatible.
I'm using Mavic shoes and Look Keo pedals/cleats.


3 bolt road shoes?


Yes, normal 3 bolt shoes.

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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby smidsy » Fri Dec 21, 2012 22:53 pm

Caller wrote:
nicklouse wrote:tighten the bolts.

sounds like your nice and tight is not enough.


Any tighter and I'm likely to strip the threads!


When tightening put your hand inside the shoe and push down hard to provide extra leverage and stop the screw bed lifting. You should then be able to get them suitably tight.

You can also put some threadlock on them as the screws may be coming loose with the pressure of clipping in/out.
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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby declan1 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 09:55 am

Try using a torque wrench (if you have one) to tighten the bolts to the max recommended force. Maybe use some threadlock as suggested above aswell.

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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby migrantwing » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:59 pm

As above, use Threadlock or similar. Failing that, maybe a rubber/plastic shim between the cleat and the sole of the shoe may help. If all else fails, try new, longer or wider bolts.
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Re: SPD Cleats Slipping

Postby philvantwo » Sat Dec 22, 2012 21:58 pm

Have you checked the length of your bolts? I remember once having to cut an eighth of an inch off mine as they were bottoming out.


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