General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Shimano Pedals

Old 10-18-10, 08:37 PM
  #1  
ddcheng
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shimano Pedals

OK, I will be the first to admit that I should have done more research before doing this, but here goes:

I've been riding an old, almost vintage Bianchi for the past 10 years or so. Steel, downtube shifters, full Shimano 105, including PD-1056 pedals, heavy, but comfortable. I've always known that it's a little too large for me, but I'm used to it.

So I've been loaned a less old Fuji that's still steel, smaller, lighter, Ultegra, including PD-6700 pedals, and a much more aggressive profile. If I like the bike, I'll probably end up buying it.

So what I didn't look into was the pedals, but now that I have, I think I know the answer, but I'll still ask the question. Is there any compatibility between the SPD-SL cleat and the PD-1056 pedals, or between the Look Delta cleat (I think) and the PD-6700 pedal? I think they click in, but what I've seen is that it's not meant to really work. I'm thinking about finding some old PD-6402 or PD-6401 pedals so that I don't have to swap cleats when I want to change bikes or anything. Or is there some way around this?

Also, on a side note, is the float adjustable on the PD-6700? I think the combination of the PD-6700 with the yellow SPD-SL cleat seems to provide a little too much float for me. Or is the float all in the cleat, and the red SPD-SL cleat would provide no float? But maybe it's just too many changes for me...
ddcheng is offline  
Old 10-18-10, 08:44 PM
  #2  
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,213

Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany, 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 519 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Why swap pedals? Swapping cleats is much cheaper.
__________________
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Old 10-18-10, 09:05 PM
  #3  
ddcheng
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, swapping cleats would be much cheaper, but I would have to do that each time I change bikes. And I'm kind of lazy...

Actually, I've been seeing used PD-6402 pedals for about $30-40ish, so it didn't seem too unreasonable. Actually, I just looked on eBay for the PD-540-L pedals, and it looks like those can be had for about $45. I guess that's another way that I could go, but I do like the "old" look of my Bianchi.
ddcheng is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.