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Old 10-11-07, 01:12 PM
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Sidi Screws. Really?

I am looking to put together my new Sidi Shoes tonight and I am reading the pamphlet at work that says, one must use Sidi screws to put on Shimano SPD Cleats. Of course they are not included! What's the deal? Will I ruin the shoes, void the warranty if I use the screws the come with the cleats?
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In a similar vein, what's with all the craptastic fasteners in cycling? It seems like we should get better bolts for all the money we spend on bits.
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Okay, what is up with the heel plate screw coming lose causing the heal plates to come off in the first week? Seems like a little blue loctite from the factory would do wonders on that one.
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I have some of the MTB shoes with the replaceable lugs and about half of the screws holding the lugs on have fallen out. Sidi needs to use loctite.
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In a similar vein, what's with all the craptastic fasteners in cycling? It seems like we should get better bolts for all the money we spend on bits.
Amen to that.

Stuff that is steel that twists like butter. Shoot, bikes take INCH pounds. Theres no reason that fasteners should be so soft.
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Sidi screws are longer - the screws that came with my cleats wouldn't reach.
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I am looking to put together my new Sidi Shoes tonight and I am reading the pamphlet at work that says, one must use Sidi screws to put on Shimano SPD Cleats. Of course they are not included! What's the deal? Will I ruin the shoes, void the warranty if I use the screws the come with the cleats?
My Sidis said the same thing but came with screws. I used the Shimano screws.

Looks like you are missing the screws that should have been included.
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I just used the shimano screws. They seemed a little short but definately grabbed.
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I believe they should have come with the screws. I always check the box before buying, and if I'm not sure, I check 2 other boxes of the same product to make sure.

btw want me to check if I still have mine? I use Speedplays and don't need the other ones.
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btw want me to check if I still have mine? I use Speedplays and don't need the other ones.
Very thoughtful, thanks! I want to try them out tommorow so I'll either try the Shimano bolts or go to the lbs.
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Originally Posted by Phantoj View Post
I have some of the MTB shoes with the replaceable lugs and about half of the screws holding the lugs on have fallen out. Sidi needs to use loctite.
My pre-'06 shoes all used loctite.
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When I was mounting a different set of cleats on a pair of Adidas shoes I needed some longer screws. So I went to a local shop and the guy reached in a drawer and gave me (gratis) a little plastic ziploc bag emblazoned with "Sidi" containing some screws and an allen key. Said he had loads of them. Perhaps this is what you should try.
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