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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Try these and your speedplay cleats will last for years.

http://www.keeponkovers.com/Product.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:50 pm 
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shimmeD wrote:
I use a Northwave 3 to 4-hole adapter on Bont 3-hole shoes..


That works ok? As in, this one? http://www.probikekit.com/uk/northwave-speedplay-adaptor-kit.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=google_base_gbp

I'll be trying that out...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:05 am 
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shimmeD wrote:
Pedals used in chronological order: Speedplay, Keywin, ShimaNo SPDR, Suntour/Time, straps a la Kelly.


You must be aching to try the Bebop pedals :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:08 am 
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dereksmalls wrote:
That's the first I've heard of someone coming out of Speedplays under hard efforts. Were you twisting your feet really excessively when doing the effort? Or were you puliing up really hard? I've never come out unexpectedly either twistin gor pulling up. I don't know how you could pulling up to be honest.

What was happening? What version of Speedplay were you using?


To be fair, I have several friends who ride Speedplay and they said the same thing.

It wasn't usually pulling up and I don't twist my feet a lot. I even tried adjusting the cleats a bit to allow my feet to spin more before release and it didn't matter. At least a handful of times I came unclipped were just regular pedaling - a couple times through a turn almost ended in tears.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:34 am 
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How heavy are you?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:37 am 
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aarw, that's the correct northwave product from pbk.

Overall it works fine, but the fit is not perfect. Undersides of Bont my size 39 shoes obviously not exactly same as the Northwave shoes (I didn't shim but you may have to), plus I cut up the triangular plastic pieces, drilled new holes etc.

Worth the effort to get rid of the otherwise obligatory Speedplay-supplied 3-hole to 4-hole adapter, for less stack.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:44 am 
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Those Speedplay covers protect the outside of the cleats (including the fixing screws). The parts that engage cleat and pedal are actually well protected by design. Personally I don't use such covers, finding that it's time to replace cleats (too much play) before the outsides wear out badly enough (eg screw heads gone!). However if it makes any significant difference, I'm a small fella.

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