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Does fore/aft bolt patterns vary by shoe?

Old 09-09-04, 07:01 PM
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Does fore/aft bolt patterns vary by shoe?

I recently bought some Sidi Lasers and noticed that I have my ultegra cleats much further back than I had 'em on my Diadora Leggeras.

I'm asking for general knowledge, but also cuz I'm concerned that I can't get my cleats into the right position... the bolts on my left cleat are at the very edge.

I'm experiencing a new kind of discomfort with these shoes. I'm not getting numb nearly as much as I did with my old shoes and my right foot is fine overall, but my left foot's still not comfortable... like the bones are being pushed apart. I now have Superfeet in 'em and that helped a huge bunch and am now going to attach some foam lining under the superfeet to try to reduce the discomfort. Any advice you have, that won't cost much (like a custom insole), would be appreciated!
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Can you post a picture? If it's a matter of getting the cleat into a better position, it's possible that I could machine you a different type of spacer to allow for more adjustment. I only know how the spacers/washers for my Ultegra R600 pedals work so this could all be meaningless blabber. Which Ultegra pedals do you have?

One more thing, the plate inside the shoes on my Carnac's is also adjustable allowing for even more adjustment than the cleats alone allow for. Is this the same on the Sidi shoes? The plate was glued in place when I got them but it popped free with some prying.
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Not sure I understand the problem... Are you saying that the range of cleat positions isn't as great on the new shoes? If so, I've successfully modified shoes' soles to get more fore/aft adjustment.
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Originally Posted by joejack951
If it's a matter of getting the cleat into a better position, it's possible that I could machine you a different type of spacer to allow for more adjustment. I only know how the spacers/washers for my Ultegra R600 pedals work so this could all be meaningless blabber. Which Ultegra pedals do you have?

One more thing, the plate inside the shoes on my Carnac's is also adjustable allowing for even more adjustment than the cleats alone allow for. Is this the same on the Sidi shoes? The plate was glued in place when I got them but it popped free with some prying.
Thanks for the offer! I'm gonna try a few things before I go the machining route. I'm using Ultegra SPD-SLs. The plate on these Sidis doesn't look adjustable.


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Not sure I understand the problem... Are you saying that the range of cleat positions isn't as great on the new shoes? If so, I've successfully modified shoes' soles to get more fore/aft adjustment.
No, the cleat range is the same. The Sidi sole allows for the full range for the cleat, but I know what ya mean. I had to heat up the sole and Look cleats to get them to work on a different set-up sometime ago.
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OK, tell me more about how to machine my cleats or shoes. I've been riding Nike shoes with Campy pro-fit pedals and cleats. For some reason I feel like I can't get the left cleat forward enough on the shoe. It feels like the ball of my foot is always a little forward of the pedal axle and I'm trying to slide it further back. Left foot only, but the right cleat is fully forward and just perfect. I know it's probably a difference in my feet, but it constantly bugs me if I think about it when I ride......
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