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Can't get outta my Beaters

Old 11-05-18, 04:44 PM
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Can't get outta my Beaters

When I go to dismount my shoe stays connected until the heel is twisted WAY out.

I'm new to Beaters. At first the shoes were coming out easier than I could imagine. Going in easy, too. I wouldn't feel either change yet the pedal was grabbing. But now it's not letting go. I'm close to crashing sometimes now. Especially especially when coming in slow to just get off my bike.

Also i'm finding it sketchy to get into the things -- they're a small target. I don't look down or anything but they're just small.

I'm curious about what'll happen if I ever want to coast in on my instep...
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Old 11-12-18, 02:46 PM
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When I had trouble unclipping from pedals it was because my cleat was loose. So, as I turned my shoe, the cleat stayed with the pedal until my heel was way out. You might check that. If your cleats are fine, try a little chain lube on the springs and mech in the pedal maybe they are seized up with dust and dirt. I don't like egg beaters either, btw. I feel much more stable on SPDs, but many like egg beaters so it may be a matter of getting used to them.
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Old 11-12-18, 03:00 PM
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Yea, I 2nd, , It's Loose Cleat Screws...
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Old 11-12-18, 04:23 PM
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It was two things! Loose cleat. AND the cleats have sidedness! you have to look hard to see it. and also read the manual. one way has 20 deg outer release the other ways has 15 deg. i had it set to 20. now i'm tight and at 15 and good to go! (i also used locktite this time.)
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