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Carbon sole repair

Old 12-27-20, 11:34 PM
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Carbon sole repair

Does anyone have any experience with fixing/reattaching a carbon sole? The heel has come off and Im a bit hesitant to ride like this in case the whole sole were to come off. The shoes, if it helps, are Speedplay specific Lakes from several years ago.

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Old 12-28-20, 07:39 AM
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You could try epoxy But I think its just time for a new pair of shoes.
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Old 12-28-20, 08:49 AM
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Id get new ones if I could find Speedplay specific shoes for less than a few hundred.
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3m DP420 should do the trick. Use a C-clamp to get adequate pressure. If there's a shop that builds or repairs CF bikes in your area, I'd take the shoe to them and see if you canget them to throw some DP 420 in there(make sure the area being bonded is thoroughly cleaned).

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I've successfully used Shoe Goo for the same issue. However, as previously noted, you have to use C clamps to get enough tension to garner a good seal. I also put wood shims on both sides of the clamp to equalize pressure. The fix won't last forever and I've done one pair twice now but the darned shoes fit so well.
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Old 12-28-20, 09:55 AM
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My concern with any repair would be that the entire sole would come off during a sprint or a climb...Which could be catastrophic. That kind of risk is not worth a couple hundred bucks, at least to me.
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Old 12-28-20, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
My concern with any repair would be that the entire sole would come off during a sprint or a climb...Which could be catastrophic. .
Walking causes more stress on the bond of the sole to upper.
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Old 12-28-20, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Walking causes more stress on the bond of the sole to upper.
That doesn't necessarily mean that the failure will occur while walking.

I wouldn't risk it. If I lose any more teeth, I'll have to move into a trailer home. OP can do what he/she wants.
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Old 12-28-20, 11:22 AM
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Shoe Repair

You might give Lake a call and see what they would recommend
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
My concern with any repair would be that the entire sole would come off during a sprint or a climb...Which could be catastrophic. That kind of risk is not worth a couple hundred bucks, at least to me.


An impressively obscure thing to associate with catastrophe- Kudos!
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An impressively obscure thing to associate with catastrophe- Kudos!
Youve obviously lost the plot But thats fine. Its not your shoe.
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