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Old 11-03-18, 01:34 AM
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Shimano Dura Ace clipless pedal compatibility

On my vintage Pinarello, with Shimano Dura Ace MF-7400 I have the original pedals used with cleats and cage.
if I go to the Shimano Dura Ace Clipless pedals would the thread size be compatible, and are all Shimano pedals the same thread size pattern.
Also, I am confused as to what cycling shoe would work with the clip less pedals...is that something that would be standard?
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So, if you're asking about spindle threads, yes they will be the same. As far as shoes go, Shimano DA pedals use the most common three-hole "Look" cleat pattern. Any shoes will have three, threaded cleat mounting holes on the bottom, in a triangular pattern (shoe on left in picture). You would not be able to use shoes with a two-hole pattern, i.e. "mountain bike shoes" (shoe on right in picture).
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Any road shoe will have 3 hole, "Look" mounting. Some road specific shoes have both 2 and 3 hole mounting patterns. Some shoes with very much road shoe construction can have 2 hole mounting and a MtB like sole tread/shape. One would think this is pretty easy to figure out but we get a few customers who don't get this correct every year. Sometimes their shoes were sold by another shop who didn't do all that good a job at explaining this stuff. I tell my customers to choose the shoe first based on their off bike expectations. Then get the pedal that supports the shoes and their riding needs. Some road pedals are double sided in their connection to the shoe, most are just 1 sided.Some 2 hole compatible pedals (often called SPD) are one sided and are meant for the road, most are double sided and can be used both on and off road.

In the groups I ride with we have a lot of road only riders who wear 2 hole shoes and use double sided pedals because the off bike walking is so much easier then the dedicated on bike only 3 hole shoes. Tourists and commuters especially like the off bike capacity of a recessed 2 hole shoe sole. Andy
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Great stuff!!! Thanks guys.....
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Thanks for sharing this info
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As I mentioned this info about differing shoes and pedals is exactly what your LBS should be helping people with. Since choosing shoes is so fit dependent it makes a lot of sense to try on the shoes before buying them. Fitting shoes isn't a commodity item and hard to do on line. Andy
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Originally Posted by sanchan View Post
On my vintage Pinarello, with Shimano Dura Ace MF-7400 I have the original pedals used with cleats and cage.
if I go to the Shimano Dura Ace Clipless pedals would the thread size be compatible, and are all Shimano pedals the same thread size pattern.
Also, I am confused as to what cycling shoe would work with the clip less pedals...is that something that would be standard?
thanks, Sandy
I have Shimano 7410 pedals and they are one of the very few shimano road pedals that actually use look delta system (shimano road SPD SL was not introduced at that time so they used the look delta system). So if your pedals are from the 7400 line is almost a guarantee that they use look delta cleats. You need shoes with 3hole pattern for those.

Pedal threads are pretty standard either 9/16" x 20 tpi (for majority of bikes) or 1/2" for bmx one ashtabula cranks (one piece). Exotics do exist but very old and very rare.
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