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    MTB cleat issue

    I've been having some problems with my left shoe and pedal. There seems to be some vertical play, and i can feel it when i unweight my foot on the upstroke. Anyone have any idea why?


    Here are some photos of the cleats:

    Both shoes:


    Close up of left shoe:


    Close up right shoe:


    The pedals, a set of wellgo W44s, are currently being used on my road bike.

    I don't think its a wear issue, the play has been there since i bought the pedals and shoes.

    Could it have something to do with the screws? It seems the screws on the left shoe are almost flush with the plate, but not the right shoe. I used approximately the same torque on both shoes.

    Or is it something else?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Teo
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    It appears that the screws on the right shoe are not countersunk. Perhaps the washer has the wrong side facing the screws. See if there is a countersink on the other side. If not, send the pics to the manufacturer, worth a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenmike View Post
    It appears that the screws on the right shoe are not countersunk. Perhaps the washer has the wrong side facing the screws. See if there is a countersink on the other side. If not, send the pics to the manufacturer, worth a shot.
    That is exactly it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenmike View Post
    It appears that the screws on the right shoe are not countersunk. Perhaps the washer has the wrong side facing the screws. See if there is a countersink on the other side. If not, send the pics to the manufacturer, worth a shot.
    That is exactly it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenmike View Post
    It appears that the screws on the right shoe are not countersunk. Perhaps the washer has the wrong side facing the screws. See if there is a countersink on the other side. If not, send the pics to the manufacturer, worth a shot.
    That was it! Both cleats now have the metal plate with the 'HE' sign facing up, tried it on my pedal(which is now removed) and it seems the play is gone!

    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    That is exactly it.
    Sure was!

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