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Diadora Geko/Wellgo 2-sided problem

Old 06-10-02, 01:17 PM
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Diadora Geko/Wellgo 2-sided problem

Hi. I recenlty bought my first pair of mountain-type shoes and they're Diadora Gekos. Previously I have used regular road shoes with SPD cleats/pedals. This is the first time I'll be using a mountain shoe matched with 2-sided wellgo pedals (clipless one one side, regular cage on the other). I figured the mountain crowd might be able to help me...

I've been having a hell of a time getting the shoe to snap properly into the wellgo clipless side. I have installed the cleat the bike shop gave me. I just used the screws and mounted the cleat directly to the bottom of the shoe. When I attempt to "click-in" to the pedal I can never get it aligned properly. It almost feels like the sole of the shoe (a rather substantial off road sole --see link below) is getting in the way somehow.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...html?SKU=14692


I am able to click the shoe into the pedal by hand as a test, but no luck when I'm actually on the bike. I've loosened the pedal tension quite a bit as well. I just can't get a good feel like with my previous road shoes.


My questions:

1. Do I need to add a shim of some sort between the cleat and shoe in order to raise the cleat farther off so it will contact the pedal more easily?

2. Do I need to trim some lugs on the shoe in order to faciliate an easy connection between shoe and pedal?

Any help is appreciated. I feel like I'm learning clipless all over again.

Thanks.
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problem solved. I moved the cleats closer to center of cut-out area for more room on both sides, centered cleats, and all is good.
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Was about to suggest that, glad you've figured it out!

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