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Speedplay cleats aft positioning without extension plate vs. Look cleats?

Old 08-22-11, 04:55 PM
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Speedplay cleats aft positioning without extension plate vs. Look cleats?

I've been using the old Look style system but want to move my cleats back farther than the cleats will allow.

I'm thinking about getting speedplays but I'm not sure if the standard speedplay cleats (without extension plates) will allow more aft positioning than the old Look style cleats? I might only need 5mm more in the aft direction. Just trying to figure out now if I'd need to buy the speedplay extension plates to get more aft positioning than the old Look cleats.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:43 PM
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You realize that the speedplays will feel totally different then your Looks and making that change is more then a fore/aft decision...
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Old 08-22-11, 07:50 PM
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I've been reading about them... I think the zeros are the only model that are compatible with my shoes. I understand that speedplays can feel slippery like ice although the zeros allow adjustable float. There are some other things I wonder about them such as don't they also have some recentering feature and how much do the cleats slide around when being positioned and fastened onto the outsole? I'm all ears but actually the fore aft position issue is my main interest.
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Old 08-22-11, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by antlrscauzflats View Post
I've been reading about them... I think the zeros are the only model that are compatible with my shoes.
Why would Zeros be the only ones compatible with your shoes? Did Speedplay change the adapter plates for the Zero cleat?
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Old 08-23-11, 06:18 AM
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They don't have self-centering float, that is what makes them different then the Looks....Hence the slippery feeling...It does take some getting use to, but once you get past that they are great. The only other issue is that the cleat contains the spring mechanism so you have to be-careful when walking on non-hard surfaces. They are prone to get packed with dirt and such, which then creates problems clipping in.

For those that are primarily a racer type...In other words, you don't get off your bike much during a ride...Then it isn't a real issue...

The adapter plates should be compatible with all 3 hole mount shoes...

The adapter plate has the fore/aft movement and the cleat side to side...So once you have your fore\aft dialed in adjusting the side to side is easy since the cleat does not shift in the other direction...Personally this is what I love about the system and what I hated about Time\Look\Shimano...Cleat replacements with the latter always took more diligence to get them in the same spot...
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Old 08-23-11, 06:42 AM
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If you don't need/want the float you can adjust it out on the Zeros. Great pedals.
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