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geoff m
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Postby geoff m » 02 Feb 2014, 21:02

Now, this is bloody obvious looking back, but it took me about 7 years to work this out. Some of the simplest things are not so obvious.......

If you are like me and use the same leg to rest on at lights/stopping, you will wear that cleat out much, much faster.

For years I bought new ones and replaced the old sets in full.

Then finally I had a stroke of genius, and will keep the good one on, and put only one new cleat on the one needing replacing. This can continue until the 'lazy leg' cleat is no longer fit for purpose and will need replacing.

So it almost halves the cost of your cleats.

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Eleri
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Postby Eleri » 02 Feb 2014, 21:24

Aren't they right and left specific? (She asks with absolutely no idea) :oops:

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geoff m
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Postby geoff m » 02 Feb 2014, 21:26

Not Look Keo, at least

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Postby Anthony K » 02 Feb 2014, 22:49

When my great grandmother was getting well into her 90's my great aunt ( her cater ) started watering down GrandMa's nightly scotch by tipping the a quarter of each new bottle down the sink and topping it up with water. As the years went by she increased the amount she was tipping down the sink and replacing with water. The penny dropped when she realised she could tip half the new bottle into the old bottle and top them both up.

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JoTheBuilder
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Postby JoTheBuilder » 03 Feb 2014, 08:08

Eleri, Shimano's are also not right/left specific I don't believe.

Geoff, I've always swapped them round! When the left foot is starting to get ragged, I would swap it with the right and get another few months out of them both.

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Dougie
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Postby Dougie » 03 Feb 2014, 16:06

I only ever change one at a time. it's usually 2 to 3 lefts per right.

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Stuart
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Postby Stuart » 03 Feb 2014, 17:18

Speedplays are R-L specific and come in pairs .. (also way easier to clip into :-) )

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Eleri
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Postby Eleri » 03 Feb 2014, 17:21


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Adrian E
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Postby Adrian E » 04 Feb 2014, 07:36

Yeap, there is no left right difference with shimano or Look.

Honestly I think cleat wear is more related to how you walk than which side you clip in and out of. Some new riders also have the bad habit of doing this when they stop.



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