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Very old Ritchey SPD cleat question

Old 11-13-17, 06:11 PM
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Very old Ritchey SPD cleat question

Just got new shoes, and tried mounting some new spd cleats. The appear to be different than my old old cleats...either that or my old cleats wore an extra low profile channel (which might be possible). Does anybody know if the early generation Ritchey SPD has the semi-circle axle space...and later they made them less low profile? Or are my old cleats just really worn? I'm asking because I wasn't able to clip in using my new shoes and cleats on my old Ritchey WCS road pedals.
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First off, most generations of Ritchey pedals are dangerously incompatible with SPD cleats. You cannot stay in, or you cannot release once clipped-in.

SPD is short for Shimano Pedalling Dynamics; although the Shimano cleats superficially look like genuine Ritchey cleats, they are not compatible.

I have multiple sets of both Ritchey and Shimano pedals: I've tried all of the combinations.
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