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Shimano Ultegra Pedals (PD-6700-C) Break-In Period?

Old 01-02-12, 08:04 PM
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Shimano Ultegra Pedals (PD-6700-C) Break-In Period?

I just got a set of the ultegra 6700 carbon pedals. Do they have a break-in period for both the clip-out action and for the bearings?

They're tough to clip out of and I ran the tension adjustment up to the max and back down to the minimum. They seem to be slightly easier but it's still significantly harder than my Time pedals. It's hard enough that I almost don't have enough strength to overcome the release mechanism.

Do the bearings need a little wear-in to spin freely on the spindles? They don't hang straight up and down and slightly stick in some spots, but I only have about two hours on them.
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Old 01-02-12, 08:52 PM
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No break-in.

Read the instructions to find the tension adjustment and what direction it turns to Make it easier to clip in and out.
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No break-in.

Read the instructions to find the tension adjustment and what direction it turns to Make it easier to clip in and out.
Thanks but if you would read you'd see that i ran the tension up to max and back down to the minimum. This is not the issue at all.
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Old 01-02-12, 10:02 PM
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if the sole of your shoe has a different curve than the cleat, the cleat can get bent a bit when installed....and this can make the cleat hard to clip in and out
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On my 105 pedals, the "minimum" position was not really the minimum, but a little backed off on the screw that modifies the tension. Experiment to find where the true minimum point is.
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