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Old 04-24-09, 01:30 AM   #1
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Spd cleat stuck in Shimano pedal.

I may be a moron.

[Backstory: I was out riding in the woods when one of the two screws anchoring my cleat to my right bike shoe went missing. I only noticed when I tried to get my foot off my pedal and fell over instead. Got my shoe off the pedal, determined source of problem, didn't have another screw (will carry several in the future), and decided to tighten the remaining screw and hope it held so I could bike (rather than walk) the five miles to my car. I got to my car, but had to take my pedal off to get off the bike.]

So I have a shoe connected to a screw holding in the cleat which is firmly fixed to a pedal. Is it mechanic time, or is there some cagey trick for prying my cleat out of my pedal?

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Old 04-24-09, 02:47 AM   #2
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Why did you take your pedal off to get off the bike? Couldn't you have just left the shoe adhered to the pedal on the bike? That's kinda weird. Anyway, I'd put the pedal back on the bike, and twist the hell out of the shoe in the same motion that you'd unclip in. If you can't get the shoe out, see if you can get to the spring tension screw and loosen it. If not, spray some liquid wrench or t9 or some other kind of penetrant on the pedal and see if that frees it up any.
Btw, I've never heard of anyone having to carry extra cleat screws with them.
Good luck!
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Old 04-24-09, 07:09 AM   #3
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loctite cleat screw in the future,

for the now yeah i'd put the pedal back on the bike, now twist the shoe clockwise so it tightens the cleat, you may have to make a full rotation or w/e but eventually the cleat should get so tight to the shoe that it gets grip and comes out of the pedal, then get you allen and pull the cleat off
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Reach in there with a pick and push the trailing retainer on the pedal backward.
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Happened to me a couple of weeks ago. What I did was loosen the tensioning screws for the pedal as much as I could, and I basically just tweaked it off of there at an angle.
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Reach in there with a pick and push the trailing retainer on the pedal backward.
Exactly.
I have a small set of offset slip joint pliers that have a thin enough handles to do just that. Great tool!
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