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Old 06-09-21, 01:02 PM
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SPD clip or clipless?

Hello is this a clippless pedal ? Do I need new pedals to attach my Shimano shoe or can I buy a certain attachment?

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Old 06-09-21, 01:10 PM
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Looks like you have SPD shoes and SPD pedals. You are good to go.
Just take those bolts off the front of the shoes unless you want your wife raining hell on you for scraping up the floor!
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Old 06-09-21, 01:19 PM
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I tried to push as hard as I could and they won’t snap in , is there something wrong ? Should I remove the bolts before cycling ?
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Old 06-09-21, 01:23 PM
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Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
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Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
This ^^^
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Backwards cleat. Easy mistake to make.
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Old 06-09-21, 01:50 PM
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Thanks everyone !
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Old 06-09-21, 02:26 PM
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My shoe is stuck in the petal
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You have to tighten the cleats.If they're loose this is what happens.
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Flat head screwdriver to pry them open?
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Got them off . Tightened them but Its still just as thought to get them out and had to pry it off a second time . Is there a way To make this easier and disconnect easier ??
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The blot with the +…- mark increases/decreases the pedal tension on how easy it is to unclip. That said, I find you need a pretty quick and decisive heel flick outward to release SPDs.
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Looks fine bruh
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Are you trying to separate the shoe and pedal before installing on the bike? It takes quite a bit of force to free the shoe, like your 'massive' legs provides.

Mount pedal on bike and try it. Adjust the hex (allen) screw as needed.

The bolts under the toe of the shoe are for traction in cyclocross riding/running.
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Printed instructions:
https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-41R0G-003-ENG.pdf

Video how to:

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What are the extra pieces on the axles for ???
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Got them off . Tightened them but Its still just as thought to get them out and had to pry it off a second time . Is there a way To make this easier and disconnect easier ??
If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that you have to twist the heel of the shoe outwards to release it. I believe you can now get SPD cleats that can be released by pulling straight up but, honestly, if you start using them you'll quickly get used to that twist and release action.
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Got them off . Tightened them but Its still just as thought to get them out and had to pry it off a second time . Is there a way To make this easier and disconnect easier ??
If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that you have to twist the heel of the shoe outwards to release it. I believe you can now get SPD cleats that can be released by pulling straight up but, honestly, if you start using them you'll quickly get used to that twist and release action.
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Old 06-10-21, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that you have to twist the heel of the shoe outwards to release it. I believe you can now get SPD cleats that can be released by pulling straight up but, honestly, if you start using them you'll quickly get used to that twist and release action.
Not correct. At an angle yes, but not straight up. They're silver, the SH56 model, 'multi release'. The black ones are SH51, 'standard release'...just straight to the side.
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Old 06-10-21, 12:10 PM
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Not correct. At an angle yes, but not straight up. They're silver, the SH56 model, 'multi release'. The black ones are SH51, 'standard release'...just straight to the side.
I do believe that JGWilliams is correct... the standard road SH51 release to the side with a twisting action of your heel... you cannot just slide you foot to the side... you need leverage by twisting to the side.
The SH56 multi release cleats can be released by pulling up.
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Old 06-10-21, 01:35 PM
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Yes, we all know the 51 releases to the side by twisting your heel out. No, the 56 does NOT release 'up'...it's up and to the side.
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Taken from a Shimano manual. Mine release pulling up.
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Old 06-10-21, 04:12 PM
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Right you are...maybe the 55's were different?
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That's probably right. I don't think the 55s are available now.
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