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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:03 pm

I'm usiing SPD pedals for spin class, as those are the pedals provided on the spin bikes.

Has anyone come upon a way to lock out float when using spd pedals? I'd prefer not to have any.

I'm thinking in particular if there is some sort of special non floating cleat I can purchase.
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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:21 pm

Read this.
http://www.bikecircle.com/forums/tech-i ... leats.html

Sounded like that you need type 50 SPD cleat for zero float.
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:04 pm

Thanks sogood, yeh the 50 is one to go for. I should check out the 70 as well.
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:21 pm

I'll take that back, the 70 is not compatible with the pedals being used

http://208.77.210.187/shimano.html#pedal

So I need SM-SH50. Now where to buy them?
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Postby 531db » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:57 pm

Mike, check your PM on this subject.
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Postby McPete » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:51 pm

I'm a little confused by the table, so I'll put this out there to those who might be able to interpret it for me;

I use Shimano M-520 SPD pedals. I currently run SH-51 cleats, which have a reasonable amount of free play. If I want to remove said slop, I need SH-50 cleats?
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Postby 531db » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:26 pm

McPete wrote:I'm a little confused by the table, so I'll put this out there to those who might be able to interpret it for me;

I use Shimano M-520 SPD pedals. I currently run SH-51 cleats, which have a reasonable amount of free play. If I want to remove said slop, I need SH-50 cleats?


Yes, no float = SH50, some float = SH51.

And BTW McPete, you avatar thingy appears to show an Apollo IV head badge, do you own such a fine bicycle?
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Postby McPete » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:39 pm

Ah, thanks for clearing that up... As for the head badge, that resides on my Apollo III, a finer collection of rusty Tange Hi-Tens there is not :P
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Postby 531db » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:45 pm

McPete wrote:Ah, thanks for clearing that up... As for the head badge, that resides on my Apollo III, a finer collection of rusty Tange Hi-Tens there is not :P


Ah OK, I added a 1982 Apollo IV frame/fork with Tange Champion # 2 double butted chrome moly tubing to the collection today. Badge is identical on the same silver coloured paint, so I thought you might have had one of the 'superior' frames/bikes.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:10 pm

I've also discovered that T7 have exauster spd compatible cleats in a non-float version.
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Postby winona_rider » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:27 pm

i just bought a book called "cycling's greatest misadventures" and the 2nd story is about a guy who enrolled in "spin class" for the first time after getting a new job with some exercise incentives (in those days 100% dominated by women) - anyway - he was so excited and so ridiculously naive he brought in his own pedals and shoes. the result was (amongst many other things) he almost had a serious crash ON a stationary bike with ANOTHER stationary bike!

lol'd my head off!

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"It was easy to read, it didn't have pictures (except the cover), i recommend it to people who ride bicycles, it made me laugh. 7 out of 10. (not as good as the BFG but better than your average Asterix)"

.... and that is my (grade 5 worthy) book report.
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