Those are actually the exact opposite of what I need. The problem is not where the cleat and pedal meet, but where the shoe and body of the pedal meet on either side of the cleat. Ideally there should be a firm connection at all three of those places.PeanutButterBreath said:
pretender said:What do y'all use to build up the soles of your shoes if/when they no longer contact the pedals snugly?
My Eggbeaters are fitting too loosey-goosey. I'm even thinking of going to a shoe repair shop to have them build up my soles a bit.
Your dad, too? When I was a kid, my dad used Shoe Goo to extend the life of his Stan Smith tennis shoes wayy beyond their normal life span. He grew up in The Depression, so Shoe Goo was the greatest invention ever for guys like him.murbike said:I haven't even heard mention of this stuff since I was a kid. My Dad swore by this stuff, and we always had a tube in the house for a variety of uses....
Thanks for the memories.
That is where the shoe shields do their work.pretender said:The problem is not where the cleat and pedal meet, but where the shoe and body of the pedal meet on either side of the cleat.
Eggbeaters work just fine out of the box, but the soles of my cheapo shoes have worn down.gewilli said:ifn ya gotta modify a product to work 1/2 as well as an exisitng competitor's product...
makes ya wonder how good of a product ya usin...
(me no big fan of (L)egg beater type things)
Thank you thank you thank you thank you.rensho said:What I do on my eggbeaters is wrap tape or put a small innertube around the two ends of the beaters. That is the 4 side surface you shoe almost rests on. Experiment with the # of wraps of tape for the level of anti-float that you want. If you check cyclingnews, you'll catch pics of this on the pro mtb bikes.
If you use too many wraps, the float goes away and makes it harder to clip in. I use colored duct tape, or medical tape.
747s maybePeanutButterBreath said:IME, SPDs are useless in mud. You also pay more for a heavier pedal over CBs. Its worth it to me to modify a product for sperior performance, weight and cost. Just sayin'. . .
Yeah, I have only tried the lower end SPDs. The next time I get fed up with CB I might have to give 959s a shot. I'm also keeping an eye out for feedback on the new Looks.gewilli said:747s maybe
959s? not in my experience lately...
granted i'm 200+ pounds and that's a decent amount of mud clearing force
SPD may stand for stupid pedal design... but this new pedal they got is pretty nice - wide open and all that... major improvement...
Gewilli is right, the 959 design is way better than the old 747 spd design for mud clearance.PeanutButterBreath said:Yeah, I have only tried the lower end SPDs. The next time I get fed up with CB I might have to give 959s a shot. I'm also keeping an eye out for feedback on the new Looks.