Long and short cleat Bolts

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Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby jackthelad » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:00 pm

Crank Brother Cleats
Northwave Enduro Mid Shoe

i've mounted the cleats with the long bolts normally,
what is the reasoning behind the shorter bolts
would there be less pressure on the soles of my feet, by using shorter bolts
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:27 am

Long bolts when the short bolts are too short. For me, I have wedges (shims) to adjust the height so need the long bolts.

If you take out the innersole, usually you can see the bolts and of course they shouldn't protude others it will get uncomfortable.

Some shoes have a thicker nylon or CF/nylon composite sole so also take a few more mm.

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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby jackthelad » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:55 am

Just pulled the flat innersoles out
there is no access to the cleat plate.
but have noticed, that the innersoles are packing down nicely
oh the joys of podiatric inserts and packing out new shoes
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:16 pm

jackthelad wrote:oh the joys of podiatric inserts and packing out new shoes

But the joys of new cleats!
PS - big fan of Crank Bros. I still manage the cleats and the brass shim on the short bolts.
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby jackthelad » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:39 pm

The tread is not thick enough for the plate.
but good to know that short bolts are good on CB cleats
Oh the joy o new cleats was awesome, the sore toes, was something else
the replaceable cleat plates, means i can use the shoes for more than just riding too
Oh and the Northwave cable system is awesome, you can microadjust the tension
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby ironhanglider » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:12 pm

Regardless of others experiences it is always worth making sure that there is enough thread engagement.

Whilst pulling a foot off the pedal isn't as dramatic as this it can cause a nasty moment before you can get things under control again.

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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby jackthelad » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:50 am

went the shorter bolts today
ride went well
no issues apart from realising i should buy cleats more often
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby Bunged Knee » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:07 pm

Long bolts will protrude and will make your feet uncomfortable but it's for if you put the crank bros cleat shields as pic shown below. Then it will fit as short bolts will not be fastened when it's installed with cleat shields.
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby jackthelad » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:39 pm

The sheilds are a good idea in theory , but unless your tread is extremely deep,
my enduro shoes are a cross between a tyre and a flat shoe designed for platforms or SPDs
i find that the cleat sits proud of the tread most times, and these cleats are damn expensive at a LBS
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Re: Long and short cleat Bolts

Postby Bunged Knee » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:11 pm

jackthelad wrote:no issues apart from realising i should buy cleats more often


I have used Crank Bros Candy 3 pedals for 5 years and haven`t replaced the cleats yet but it still feels a bit loose when riding in pedals. I know that it`s time to replace it but I`ve got a spare one with new shoes and will be replacing it from old shoes soon.

jackthelad wrote: and these cleats are damn expensive at a LBS


Yes, it`s exxy at LBS but buy it online such as Wiggle CB cleats or CRC CB cleats. But don`t buy from E-Bay as it is cr@p.
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