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Old 05-21-18, 02:10 PM
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This is usually caused by the clips not being attached tightly enough. Since there is a limit to the motion and since you appear to be amateur enough that you have the lower grade Shimano SPD's simply turn the shoes from one limit to another. It may be possible to reach on of the screws through the pedal and tighten it up so that it will twist off.

Next time really make sure that the clips are properly attached. If the steel washer isn't used the pedals will not release because the screws will turn in the clip. But working them back and forth while pulling up to put pressure on the clip will usually release them. If you have cheap shoes cut them off and get descent shoes such as Pearl Izumi soft sole SPD shoes. And make sure that the clips are attached very tightly.

The PD 545 pedals usually have a fairly hard entrance and fairly easy exit. The expensive XT or XTR pedals are easy entrance and hard exit to keep your feet in the pedals on MTB trails.

If you have any additional trouble removing them take it to a bicycle shop. They see enough of these that they can usually pull them out in a minute.
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