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    Shimano Pedals

    OK, I will be the first to admit that I should have done more research before doing this, but here goes:

    I've been riding an old, almost vintage Bianchi for the past 10 years or so. Steel, downtube shifters, full Shimano 105, including PD-1056 pedals, heavy, but comfortable. I've always known that it's a little too large for me, but I'm used to it.

    So I've been loaned a less old Fuji that's still steel, smaller, lighter, Ultegra, including PD-6700 pedals, and a much more aggressive profile. If I like the bike, I'll probably end up buying it.

    So what I didn't look into was the pedals, but now that I have, I think I know the answer, but I'll still ask the question. Is there any compatibility between the SPD-SL cleat and the PD-1056 pedals, or between the Look Delta cleat (I think) and the PD-6700 pedal? I think they click in, but what I've seen is that it's not meant to really work. I'm thinking about finding some old PD-6402 or PD-6401 pedals so that I don't have to swap cleats when I want to change bikes or anything. Or is there some way around this?

    Also, on a side note, is the float adjustable on the PD-6700? I think the combination of the PD-6700 with the yellow SPD-SL cleat seems to provide a little too much float for me. Or is the float all in the cleat, and the red SPD-SL cleat would provide no float? But maybe it's just too many changes for me...

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    Why swap pedals? Swapping cleats is much cheaper.
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    Well, swapping cleats would be much cheaper, but I would have to do that each time I change bikes. And I'm kind of lazy...

    Actually, I've been seeing used PD-6402 pedals for about $30-40ish, so it didn't seem too unreasonable. Actually, I just looked on eBay for the PD-540-L pedals, and it looks like those can be had for about $45. I guess that's another way that I could go, but I do like the "old" look of my Bianchi.

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