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Old 05-01-12, 11:57 AM
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Need help with Shimano SPD cleats and pedals.

I bought my first road bike about a month ago. After waiting about 3 months for my shoes to come in, I learned that they don't come with the cleats.

So i ordered the cleats and everything is finally here but I'm having trouble getting the cleats to work with my pedals. I just can't get them to lock in.


Here are the parts I'm using:

Shoes: Shimano MT33L

Cleats: Shimano SM-SH56 SPD

Pedals: Shimano PD-M535

Someone doesn't want me riding this bike lol
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Old 05-01-12, 12:07 PM
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Cleats always come with the pedals.. you buy extra cleats if you have more than 1 pair of shoes.

Go to the local bike shop for hands on help , that can see what your problem is ..
and help you get the cleat in the right spot/angle.
for your foot and pedaling style.
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Old 05-01-12, 12:08 PM
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WHoo. Finally figured it out.


Rather then pushing straight in, for some reason I had it in my head that they needed to be "twisted on"


Now if the rain would just stop I'll finally get to ride!




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Originally Posted by Pilky View Post
WHoo. Finally figured it out.


Rather then pushing straight in, for some reason I had it in my head that they needed to be "twisted on"


Now if the rain would just stop I'll finally get to ride!
Nope, they have to "twisted off". BTW, if this is your first time on clipless pedals, practice clicking in and, more important, clicking out with the bike supported or on a trainer. It's important to get the release drill to be automatic as often you will have little warning and have to put a foot down in a hurry.
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