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 Post subject: Homemade lace up shoes
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:21 pm 
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I had some spare time today so I decided to make my old specialized road shoes lighter and more comfortable with laces :D
Saved me 62 grams so I can take two more energy gels to my rides :lol:
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Anyone else bodged something like this to his shoes? Hahaha

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:09 pm 
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Been using pair of Bont tri shoes for the last 3yrs. You're supposed to put eyelets, so that your shoes will last longer (stop laces cutting through the fabric/leather) and the laces freer to move. But I didn't, and the shoes have lasted (I won't say well, because one hole got cut through. But I just punched another next to it).
I also removed the rubber edge bumpers etc.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:23 am 
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Might try this with my old DMTs. (Strap split after only a few weeks of use)

How is the unpadded tongue?


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:28 am 
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Oooh nice hack! Might try this too


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:43 pm 
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I got inspiration here
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:45 pm 
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DMT Radial 2.0 (Speedplay) - size 43:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Very nice photos of the progress and the shoes ☺️

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:44 pm 
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Funny- I have ridden since the 80's.
I remember when we couldn't wait to get rid of our lace-up shoes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:30 am 
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It's one of those comebacks just for the sake of changing, not because better or any special reason.

I do have a pair of shoes where the Boa broke (impossible to replace) and I could do this just for being able to keep using the shoes as a spare pair.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:47 pm 
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boots2000 wrote:
Funny- I have ridden since the 80's.
I remember when we couldn't wait to get rid of our lace-up shoes.
I do miss my old Maressi's however. Other than that I've no idea why anyone would want a lace up shoe with clip less pedals.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:26 am 
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I picked up some NOS Bont T-two track shoes that have lace and Velcro. Will be getting rid of the Velcro shortly.

Purchase of those was inspired by this thread. Shoes cost me A$45 delivered and $3 for laces !!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:12 am 
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I made these from my old Sidi's a few years ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:09 pm 
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I've been thinking of doing this with some older shoes to use them on the track.

Does anyone have any experience with installing eyelets?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Anyone tried to hack BOA/ATOP on old velcro/laces shoes?

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