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Old 07-24-07, 10:38 AM   #1
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Stuck SPD

Ever have a shoe get stuck on a spud? Well I did this am. Went to put my right foot down and can't click out. Ended up having to unstrap the shoe and forcing it out. Glad I wasn't at a busy light.

That sucker was in there.
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Old 07-24-07, 10:46 AM   #2
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Cleat loose, or just worn out.
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Old 07-24-07, 11:00 AM   #3
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They are almost new.

I think my foot didn't come down properly and the front of my spd somehow locked into the toe region of the cleat. Scary.
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Check the spring tension
Lube the spring and the locking mechanism
Esure that the cleat is tight
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Every time this has happened to me or someone I know, one of the screws came out of a cleat so it was rotating on the bottom of the shoe.
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One of the little springs was locking. Good call.
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A lot of people think that SPD pedals (and other clipless types) are maintenance free. They're not. They work a lot better if you occasionally put a drop of oil on the springs and the pivot points.
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