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Cleats

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Ranger, 3 May 2008.

  1. Ranger

    Ranger New Member

    Location:
    Fife borders
    This may seem like a daft question but it's the sort of thing I think about when sitting at work on a Bank Holiday weekend, but how do I know when my cleats are worn out?

    I tighten up the clamps when they feel sloppy, so is it when I run out of adjustment or is there something else I should look for?
     
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    The front tip is usually the first bit to go, keep an eye on how that wears. It is a good idea to have a replacement pair ready so you can compare them from time to time. It isn't funny when you discover a worn cleat on a ride, as your foot keeps pulling out when you stand on the pedals.
     
  3. Is it road bike cleats, I asked a similar question a few weeks back, it seems like it was down to how much you walk in them and you know there worn down when you have difficulty clipping in/out.
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    When they look it.
     
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    When you start accidentally releasing from your pedals or there's loads of play when clipped in.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    although your foot can unclip unexpectedly due to the cleat being incorrectly positioned. i had that with a new pair of shoe/cleats, and it was solved by rotating the cleat slightly.