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Old 01-05-07, 08:40 PM   #1
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Question on shoes

My son just asked me a question on when did I know when it was time to change the cleats in my shoes. I just looked at him and said I don't know. I have never worn cycling shoe before so I need to ask. How do you know when it's time to change the cleats in your shoes. I am wearing Pearl Izumi SPD mountain bike shoes versus the standard road shoes.

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My son just asked me a question on when did I know when it was time to change the cleats in my shoes. I just looked at him and said I don't know. I have never worn cycling shoe before so I need to ask. How do you know when it's time to change the cleats in your shoes. I am wearing Pearl Izumi SPD mountain bike shoes versus the standard road shoes.

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When the cleat is too worn to safely lock in or you change to another noncompatible type of pedal!
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so I guess you will just notice the feel of your foot in the pedal being different then, less force to remove your foot and lock in?
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so I guess you will just notice the feel of your foot in the pedal being different then, less force to remove your foot and lock in?
More or less, perhaps some unintentional unlock too.
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See now we both know the answer to the great cleat debate. Thanks Tom
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No problem, basically, they'll get sloppy feeling.
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No problem, basically, they'll get sloppy feeling.
I just started using clipless pedals last month and finally had my first fall last weekend (didn't expect to come to a sudden stop and then started falling and couldn't clip out in time ). When I get to "sloppy cleat feel" then I'll know my noobness is really gone.
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I came close to falling once when I almost got hit by a truck, big big big big truck, luckily, I was already unclipping and was able to put my foot down in time. well I guess if I got hit, I would have fallen down any way, so......
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