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Way to stop SPD scratching on concrete?
I just got some new SPD pedals and shoes, and I love the way they work. The only problem is that they make a horrid scratchy noise on concrete, which is likely to wake up my children when I leave the house in the morning, and I'm worried I'll damage our slate flooring, even though there is no noise on that.
Is there a way to stop this? The cleat does not stick out past the tread, but I'm 230lbs so with my weight, it squishes the rubber enough that the cleat makes contact with the ground as I walk.
Looking at the cleat, I can't see how I could adjust it. So are there any options? I thought of sticking some more stuff on the rubber to the sides of the cleats so the cleats are more recessed when I walk, but what? and how? I don't want it coming loose when I walk (or making a noise - that would defeat the purpose), and I don't want to damage my shoes.