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Old 04-12-10, 06:23 AM
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Anyone successfully using Time Atac cleats/pedals with Shimano shoes (MO86)?

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Is anyone successfully using Time Atac cleats/pedals with Shimano mtb shoes? I have Shimano shoe model M086.

Clipping-in requires an unreal amount of precision and next to impossible unless I get it bang on. Clipping out is not a problem.

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Take the pedal off the bike and check to see if the rubber of the shoe is interfering with the body of the pedal. If there's a bunch of contact, shave it down with an exacto. It's pretty common issue with some brands, though I'm running Time ATACs with Shimano M230C shoes and I don't have any issues.
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Take the pedal off the bike and check to see if the rubber of the shoe is interfering with the body of the pedal. If there's a bunch of contact, shave it down with an exacto. It's pretty common issue with some brands, though I'm running Time ATACs with Shimano M230C shoes and I don't have any issues.
I definitely see what you mean by the interference; it's clear as day that the rubber is just as high as the cleat.

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Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
Take the pedal off the bike and check to see if the rubber of the shoe is interfering with the body of the pedal. If there's a bunch of contact, shave it down with an exacto. It's pretty common issue with some brands, though I'm running Time ATACs with Shimano M230C shoes and I don't have any issues.
Great idea for the exacto. I ended up using a long butcher's knife and sliced it down quite a bit.
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Maybe I'm not asking the right question: When installing Time Atac cleats with a Shimano M086L shoe, do I need an adapter between the shoe and the cleat?
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No, as long as you shave down the rubber adjacent to the cleat. You could shim the cleat to make it protrude more but I find that it ends up exposing too much of the cleat- you'll end up walking on it more than you'd like.
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The cleat does not have to be extended out from the sole/tread of the shoe; the critical part is space AROUND the cleat, so it has room to interface with the loops on the pedal.

I have a pair of Sette hiker-style shoes that are for cold weather; I had to shave 6mm away from each side of the cleat to get them to click in AT ALL. But once I did, they worked perfectly.
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I'm using M086 shoes with Time Atac XS Carbon pedals with no issues. The shoes are size 44. If I remember correctly, I mounted the cleats in the front most holes and slid all the way back before tightening.
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I've got the same shoes with time atac xs pedals. Trim a bit around the cleat with an exacto knife and you should be good to go.
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