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 Post subject: DIY look keo shims
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:16 am 
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Before I get the real deal and order the real pair of shims, I was wondering if any here made their own just to try it out, if so, give me some ideas on how to make on, thanks


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 Post subject: Re: DIY look keo shims
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:36 am 
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What kind of shims are you talking about ?

Axle shims to space from crank or cleat/shoe shims as part of fit?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:37 pm 
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Between cleat and shoe


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:50 pm 
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A few bits of ice cream tub. Cut to shape, roughly sanded on each side, and stacked.

They won't be as stable as the stack will shift a bit even if sanded, but it should be good enough to test.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY look keo shims
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Cut up a beer can, the aluminum is easy to work with and right about .003"-.005" thick depending on the manufacure.

We use this all the time to mount scopes that won't zero out in the gun business


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:03 am 
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I've made some great ones from polystyrene sheet. You can get it in a variety of thicknesses from a hobby store, and it only costs a couple bucks.


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 Post subject: DIY look keo shims
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:09 am 
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Are u just correcting height or cleat angle?


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 Post subject: Re: DIY look keo shims
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Looks like my left leg is shorter then my right leg, I tried 2mm and that was better, but still not enough. will go with 5mm and see what that will do. I spoke to a fitter and he told me that from what I told him, the left leg is for sure shorter. will report back


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:55 pm 
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5 mm is a relatively large dimension for a shim. I would encourage you to visit someone who can determine if your issue is anatomical or functional. A functionally short leg can caused by muscle imbalances but you should know what you are dealing with before trying to correct it.


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 Post subject: DIY look keo shims
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:59 am 
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So I made a shim that's about 4-5 mm and its definitely in the right direction, I can already see that i no longer hang the bike more to the left. By the way, I have been in touch with a fitter and he told me to go aHead, im going to be getting specialized shims in a day or two, they where out and I been really busy with work, not to mention they are out of may way a bit, but looks like we are making progress, update in a few days


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