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Old 10-18-06, 02:55 PM   #1
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SPDs with Time Cleats

I'm getting ready to buy a bike this afternoon, and the guy is offering it to me with SPDs on it. THe shoes that I am wearing now have Time cleats on them. I've never ridden SPDs, or even looked closely at them. Will I be able to (safely) ride this bike home 10 miles?

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Old 10-18-06, 03:07 PM   #2
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Your time cleats won't fit in the SPD pedals. Your shoes likely fit SPD cleats though. Ask the guy to give you a pair of SPD cleats so you can get home. If not, hopefully you can hit a store on the way and pick up a pair of SPD cleats. Apparently they are not all entirely compatible between different brands (based on another thread about cleat compatibility). Some work together better than others.

I don't think it would be very comfortable at all with Time cleats on SPD pedals. I'm thinking you'll have alot of foot slips.

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Old 10-18-06, 08:09 PM   #3
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If you have your Time pedals (or platform pedals), why not bring them and a pedal wrench with you and switch the pedals when you get the bike. You'll be much more comfortable on the way home.
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