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    I was just given a pair of Speedplay Frogs as a gift. After mounting the cleats and pedals they seem to release way to easy. Is this the design? My other pedals are Shimano SPD.

    What I am finding is that any outward heal rotation will cause them to release. No pressure required at all.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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    No, you're not doing anything wrong....that's how they work. You'll get used to them in no time.
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    I too went from SPD's to Frogs. Delightful! No problems with unintended release under any conditions--hammering, climbing, whatever. And I move my feet around quite a bit naturally. Wouldn't consider going back.
    Last edited by lrzipris; 01-23-06 at 05:02 AM.

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    The float is sufficient so that unintentional release isn't a problem but, as you have discovered, once you rotate your heel out enough there is no resistance to release. Perfectly normal.

    I love them and am on my fourth pair. I've ridden them well over 70,000 miles and they are comfortable, light and durable. Stick with them, you'll be glad you did.

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    Thanks everyone. Glad to know I'm not going crazy

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    I have Frogs too. You'll love them once you get used to them. If the problem is that they're releasing too soon (ie barely swing your heel out) you may have to adjust the angle of the cleats.

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    Been out on a few rides now and WOW! You guys were totally right. All that float yet they do not come off unless you want them to. Pretty impressive pedals indeed. I think I'm a convert

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    Hi. I, too, just bought some Frogs and installed them on my road bike. I'm almost certain I have installed the cleats correctly, but they seem to disengage too easily. I'm successfully clipping in, and they release as expected when I swing my heels out. Problem is, if I pull back with my foot at any point, the cleats disengage and my foot comes right off. I do believe I'm fully clipped in when this happens.

    Now, I'm new to clipless pedals, and having used only platforms up to this point I am one of those accustomed to mashing :-) However, even if I try to spin, and sweep a foot back at the bottom of the arc, the cleat disengages. Maybe my technique is off (likely it is), but I wouldn't expect the cleat to disengage that easily. Is that normal?

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    It sounds like the cleat is not clipping in completely. Maybe the little wedge thing at the front of the cleat is not springing up to lock onto the pedal.

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    sometimes you need a littlewedge under the wite of the rubber.just some folded paper works fine.

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    Oh, I almost forgot, the new cleats have a little setscrew on the back that lets you remove any freeplay between the cleat and pedal. If the setscrew is too tight it won't let you clip in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talon
    It sounds like the cleat is not clipping in completely. Maybe the little wedge thing at the front of the cleat is not springing up to lock onto the pedal.
    Speedplay recommends an occasional bit of dry lube.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll try the dry lube and using a bit of paper to tweak the wedge. I'll let you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJeepDude
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll try the dry lube and using a bit of paper to tweak the wedge. I'll let you know...
    I tried some new frogs and about 1/2 the way home the right foot was comming out. I remembered the shim trick when I used to wear frogs. cures it right up. for whatever reason there is not enough pressure on the rubber part to push it through the hole in the cleat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJeepDude
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll try the dry lube and using a bit of paper to tweak the wedge. I'll let you know...
    I tried some new frogs and about 1/2 the way home the right foot was comming out. I remembered the shim trick when I used to wear frogs. cures it right up. for whatever reason there is not enough pressure on the rubber part to push it through the hole in the cleat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJeepDude
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll try the dry lube and using a bit of paper to tweak the wedge. I'll let you know...
    Some shoes with soft, flexable or curved soles need a shim to make the locking block stick out far enough.

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    Everyone, thanks again. I used a folded piece of paper as a shim between the white rubber piece and the sole of the shoe. Only took about 3 or 4 thicknesses of paper. Now they work as nature intended. :-)

    Oh, and you guys rock.

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