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Old 04-27-13, 11:20 PM   #1
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what's this clicking noise in my shoe?

I just got new pair of mtb shoes from Wiggle, in the UK. But at first, the cleat plates won't budge, and I had to force them free on both shoes. Now, when I put on the cleats, the left shoe's sole makes a clicking noise with every step I take. It does that even when I'm just shaking my leg up and down while I'm sitting. (this only happens when the spd cleats are installed.) Both shoes have a notable creaking noise when I walk. Is this something I can fix, or would I have to send these back? One solution I've heard is to put something in between the cleat plate and the layer below the insole, but that requires me to cut through the plastic layer.
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Old 04-28-13, 05:32 PM   #3
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ok, let me clarify... it's NOT the cleat hitting the ground. The cleat is recessed, and properly tightened.
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Old 04-28-13, 05:59 PM   #4
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What shoes?
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dhb 2.0, with full carbon sole. it's probably unheard of around here..
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Could imagine stiff carbon soles creaking but the clicking is hard to imagine if the cleats are securely in place.
No knowlege of dhb shoes.
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Old 04-28-13, 06:19 PM   #7
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Carbon sole road shoes with recessed cleats???
I don't see how that can be.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-r20c-car...-cycling-shoe/
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Old 04-28-13, 06:40 PM   #8
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Carbon sole road shoes with recessed cleats???
I don't see how that can be.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-r20c-car...-cycling-shoe/
He said MTB

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-m20c-car...-cycling-shoe/



Not sure on the creaking sound but , would drive me mad
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Old 04-28-13, 07:22 PM   #9
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I have MTB shoes with plastic tread; so whenever i walk around in them, it sounds like I'm a sexy lady in high heels when in actuality, I'm a short, ugly teenager. About the creaking, sometimes when I pedal, my shoes creak or squeak because of the tongue rubbing against the leather upper. I would tighten them, but that would squeeze most of the blood out of my feet.
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no man.. it's all rubber around the cleat.

tergal's link is the one... I know they're heavy, but they're stiff, comfortable and durable. They get great reviews on wiggle. If I don't get hotspots on them, they were going to be keepers, but now...
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It does that even when I'm just shaking my leg up and down while I'm sitting. (this only happens when the spd cleats are installed.)
Give that that it clicks when your foot is off the ground, I only have one idea. It is barely possible that the screws on one side were made with a longer unthreaded shank than needed. That, or something in one sole is thinner than the other. You might keep the cleats in place and try switching screws. If the noise moves to the other foot, you might have to shop for a different pair of shoes.
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Uh oh! But hey, my cleats don't click, anyway.
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Out of curiosity, did you apply that sticky sheet that is supplied with MTB shoes that goes between the insole and the cleat?
the what??
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I can't see the photos, because I'm at work, and there's a filter that blocks websites like flickr. But I must have missed it, because I have no idea what you're talking about. Is this thing supposed to glue the cleat plate in place?
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no. I'm pretty sure the cleats are put on right.
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I appreciate the pictures, but I'm doing exactly what I've always done with spd cleats, and this is the first time this problem has come up.
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i get a clicking once per revolution while riding with my sidi road shoes
mine is caused by the extra bolt plate meant for two bolt cleats instead of the three bolt cleats i am using
most mtb shoes will not have two sets of cleat mounting plates
i am pretty sure most new road shoes dont either
but it is something to check

also something to check is if the rattle occours when the shoe is off your foot and you shake it in your hand
and if maybe the rattle comes from the buckles or some other part of the shoe then the sole and cleat
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nope, dead certain the sound comes from the sole. and it's not a rattling sound. I know what you mean though.

here, I made a video: [video=youtube;5_OpVMdxt4s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_OpVMdxt4s[/video]
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nope, dead certain the sound comes from the sole. and it's not a rattling sound. I know what you mean though.

here, I made a video: [video=youtube;5_OpVMdxt4s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_OpVMdxt4s[/video]

maybe the screws on the cleat aren't tight enough. That's my only guess other than protruding cleats.
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cleats not protruding, and cleats are about as tight as they should be without damaging the sole. We'll see what customer service has to say.
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