Shimano pedal Specialized shoe - can't get foot forward

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Mr.Gib
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Dura Ace 7900 pedals, SWorks shoe size 45 (about 11.5).

Even with the cleat all the way back the spindle is just under the ball of my foot. I want the spindle about 1 cm further back under my foot.

Anyone know any solutions? Can you re-drill these shoes? Modding the cleat doesn't seem possible.

Look pedal systems allowed much more flexibility in terms of cleat position and indeed I could get my foot significantly further forward on the pedal if I wanted. But the Shimano pedal is just a superior product. (Also I would never even consider a different shoe so that is out.)

Thanks.
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I'm interested as well since I have the same problem by a large margin with PI shoes. I asked here, but the only suggestions I could get were a bunch of uninformed recommendations to pay for access to Steve Hogg's site.

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Rick
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I am using the S-works with 7900. I don't have that problem, but there is always the option of just drilling your shoes and using T-Nuts exactly wherre you need them. I have done that with other combinations.
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Those with the big prongs are not ideal, but if you google there are many styles. The large flat head goes on the inside and is covered by your insole.
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by Mr.Gib

Excellent tip, thanks.

The prongs would have to be modified, ground down a bit.

I wonder about undermining the integrity of the sole. I think Specialized missed a bit with the larger sizes of their shoes. I have a normal foot and only at the most extreme rearward setting of the cleat would the set up be considered acceptable.
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by Rick

Just for the record: I am in size 9, 42.5, and I thought I had fairly normal foot dimensions except a very high arch. I have my setup at pretty close to a KOPS position, and my cleats are just about centered in their adjustment range. I don't know if maybe you got a miss-drilled pair ? Can you compare at a LBS ?

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