Once apart, I would pot the flange nuts with heavy epoxy to keep them from rotating next time
Anyways what is the best mounting method on the new vaypors for speedplay cleats. Should I just use the adaptor plate and be done or should I drill new holes and use the metal carbon sole protector plate and new t nuts for a straight on 4 hole attachment.
I also plan to get some ward Ti spindles in size 56mm.
I'm thinking of cancelling the order and placing an order directly with Bont. That would also give me the added option of ordering them in the custom colours that I want.
Bont's website, however; is a little vague about shipping. It just says that all orders are shipped via FedEx. Has anyone here ordered from Bont directly? How much did it cost to ship to the US or Canada? Did FedEx charge you brokerage fees, or were those already included in the cost of shipping?
Here is my question. I wear a size 45 specialized s-works road shoe which are a touch big a size 44.5 would likely be ideal as a 44 may be a tough to tight, I was wondering if any on here have a direct sizing comparison of these shoes i.e. if a 44.5 specialized what would this be in the vaypors? And also what about the width? Apparently i have narrow feet as there is room in my s-works, are the bonts narrower or wider?
Thanks for your time and replies
So what I am trying to say is, that I think for my feet Bont should be half a number smaller (my feet are pretty slim).
Are your specialized shoes too long? Too wide? Too high? If they are too long, then the 44.5 Vaypors might work for you. My 45 Specialized were the right length for me, and the 44.5 A-two was just barely too short. If they are too wide (would be surprising considering the recent models of Specialized are somewhat narrow), then Bonts may just be too wide in general for you; their standard sizes run wider than Specialized.
I have ordered Bont shoes directly from their website. The shipping fees to southern US were very reasonalble at $25. I had an issue with my shoes that caused me to send them back and their customer support was very good also, always replying quickly and very helpful. I would not hesitate to order from their site. The only downside is that the shipping method they use, it will take roughly 10 days from when they ship it until you receive it. Hope this helps.
I currently own a pair of Sidi Dominator Mega mountain bike shoes in a size 46, and a pair of Shimano road shoes in a 46. It's been my experience that the Bonts tend to fit small. I had the size 46-Wide Bont Vaypors and my toes felt a little crunched up inside. If the 47-Wide Bonts are too big then I'll try the 46.5-Wide instead.
Anyone else getting this?
I've asked someone local and his vaypors don't feature that, so I'm wondering if mine are missing something and I've got a warranty claim in the pipeworks.
I might add within 5 minutes of wearing the shoes these indentations on my toes occur and yes it does hurt
if not is the only alternative to drill a new hole?
For me, really, using the 3mm (or more) plastic or alloy adapters supplied by Speedplay defeats the very reason of going with Speedplay pedals viz minimal stack. And I've found Speedplay-specific shoes hard to come by and costing a lot more. I will go this same way on my next pair of Bont, if faced with the same Bont-supply situation.
Riv-nuts that Bont supply, may work better as far as regards to securing the cleat to the shoe.
The 3 slots on the Northwave shoe are specific to the Northwave adapters. The 3 holes I drilled on my Bont are in lieu of those slots, also meaning that there is no fore-aft adjustment also ie you've got to know where you want your cleat. You get some sideways adjustment on your Speedplay cleat of course.
I consider myself a medium level handy-person and I did it all no-sweat. On the other hand, I won't put it past the average shoe-maker to botch it all up!
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