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Old 06-18-04, 11:19 AM   #1
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Time ATAC Shim

I have a leg length discrepancy, and need to shim one of my Time ATAC pedal cleats. I was able to get a shim kit from Speedplay for my road pedals that included longer cleat screws and a cleat shim. However, I have yet to find the same sort of animal for my Time ATAC mtb pedals.

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I have yet to see shims available for 2-bolt SPD style cleats. I imagine that if they do exist, one might work equally as well as any other for the cleats that are close in shape. If you find some shims from say Shimano, they would probably work fairly well with ATAC or Eggbeater cleats.
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How thick of a shim is necessary?

I imagine you could get some longer bolts from your local hardware store. Around here Ace Hardware has these little bins with just about every length, thread pitch, bolt head...etc. you could ever want.

A shim could be fabricated from just about anything. On Spd cleats, there is a small plate, that holds the screw heads exquidistance apart. Get one of those from your LBS.

Or, I've got some older Time cleats. (I save everything for just such an occasion) that I could mail you and if you get creative with a grinder you could grind off the tabs (clips) and stack the new cleat on top of the ground down cleat to double the height!

Might work!!!!?????!!!!!

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Or, I've got some older Time cleats. (I save everything for just such an occasion) that I could mail you and if you get creative with a grinder you could grind off the tabs (clips) and stack the new cleat on top of the ground down cleat to double the height!

Might work!!!!?????!!!!!
I thought about suggesting that myself but was wondering if it would be too much height. Do people's leg length vary by that much? bac, if you do this, you might want to consider making sure you have a slightly rough interface between the two and maybe add a small thin piece of rubber or use loctite to keep everything from slipping or creaking. I suppose something like some head gasket sealant would work too.
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I thought about suggesting that myself but was wondering if it would be too much height. Do people's leg length vary by that much?
I'm sure. I broke my left arm when I was 12. Now my left arm is 1" shorter than my right. When I get fitted for a coat or a tux, I have to point this out and my sleeves are tailored to different lengths. I'm sure unproportions are more common than you think.

Also, on my bike, I have my handlebars set off center by a "wee" bit.

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I'm sure. I broke my left arm when I was 12. Now my left arm is 1" shorter than my right. When I get fitted for a coat or a tux, I have to point this out and my sleeves are tailored to different lengths. I'm sure unproportions are more common than you think.

Also, on my bike, I have my handlebars set off center by a "wee" bit.

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I thought there was something funny with that. There was no way I could have been sure though
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How thick of a shim is necessary?
I need about 1/4 of an inch.


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Or, I've got some older Time cleats. (I save everything for just such an occasion) that I could mail you and if you get creative with a grinder you could grind off the tabs (clips) and stack the new cleat on top of the ground down cleat to double the height!
ThanX a bunch for the offer, A2, but I have some old Time cleats also. I never thought of using them as shims, but I may just give it a try! At this point, it looks like I'm going to have to fabricate something, regardless.
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