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Shimano cleat range of adjustment issue

Old 12-20-17, 08:26 AM
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Shimano cleat range of adjustment issue

Hi , I recently switched to clipless (shimano 105) pedals after using toe clips and straps for all of my previous riding. Iím enjoying the firm feeling of the shoes/pedal system. Iíve done several rides And now I have the toe in/out and side to side placement of the cleats set to where I feel good throughout my pedal stroke - yet Iíve run out of fore aft adjustment with the shimano cleats. I want to move the cleats back more for a more mid foot position. Is there different hardware available to let me do this?

Id like 2-4mm more adjustment. I bought a discounted $40 pair of diadora shoes just to try how Iíd like clipless .. they feel like they could be 1/2 - 1 size too large depending on the socks Iím wearing. Do you think a better fitting shoe would put my foot closer to the position I want? Thanks for any thoughts youíd like to share.

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Get a pair of shoes that fits. If the shoe is 1 size smaller, it seems logical that the cleat in its farthest-back position would get you 2-4mm into the right position.
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Originally Posted by reishi
Hi , I recently switched to clipless (shimano 105) pedals after using toe clips and straps for all of my previous riding. I’m enjoying the firm feeling of the shoes/pedal system. I’ve done several rides And now I have the toe in/out and side to side placement of the cleats set to where I feel good throughout my pedal stroke - yet I’ve run out of fore aft adjustment with the shimano cleats. I want to move the cleats back more for a more mid foot position. Is there different hardware available to let me do this?

Id like 2-4mm more adjustment. I bought a discounted $40 pair of diadora shoes just to try how I’d like clipless .. they feel like they could be 1/2 - 1 size too large depending on the socks I’m wearing. Do you think a better fitting shoe would put my foot closer to the position I want? Thanks for any thoughts you’d like to share.
If you only need 2-4mm more room, you could use a Dremel or similar tool to extend the slots backward. (I did this on my shoes.)

In my experience, cycling shoes that feel "just right" when you're just leaving the house will end up too tight on longer rides due to foot swelling.
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