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    what is this for?

    I just got a set of shimano's pd-m520 pedals (a mountain bike pedal). aside from the hardware I expected (being the pedal, the cleat, and the stuff to attach the cleat) there are what appear to be four little turf-type cleats (rounded and metal on the end) and a plastic wrench for them. they look like they're supposed to screw in where the cleats do, but I can't fathom a good use for them. if you wanted to walk, maybe you can remove the pedal cleats and put these others in? Only thing I can think of right now.

    I am using them on a road bike for city use, b/c they were cheap and someone I know likes them. maybe they have an off-road application I am not familiar/concerned with? Sorry no pics, spent my money on bike gear. btw, did check docs with pedal, no info or mention there.

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    Those are toe cleats. Some SPD shoes, mainly shimano, have two holes at the toe for cleats. They come in very handy for walking up slippery slopes. I don't used them when I'm on my MTB, but very nice for riding cross.

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    ahh...i see. good to know. thanks, guys.

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