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    Do Cleats Wear Out?

    I've developed a lot of slop in my right foot and it releases a lot easier than it use too. I tightened the adjustment on the pedal with no change.

    Cleat or Pedal issue?


    No issue with the left but it does not get engaged and released as often.

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    rubbing metal on metal, sand and rocks will have no effect whatsoever on its shape. Replacement cleats are a marketing gimmick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball View Post
    rubbing metal on metal, sand and rocks will have no effect whatsoever on its shape. Replacement cleats are a marketing gimmick.
    Cholla speaks the truth. Same with toothbrushes and underware. No need to ever replace them.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Same with drive trains and tires no need to every replace.....

    Sorry had to fall inline with the other posts.

    Yes, they wear out. I usually replace when I replace shoes which is about once a year or so.

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    I've already given Cholla secret +rep for mocking the OP, now I have to give some to you two. Hell, I'll even give the OP some for being a dumbass!

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    OP, what pedals? I've heard that as big S cleats wear out the pedal gets harder to get out of. Certainly the pedal mechanism will wear too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    Cholla speaks the truth. Same with toothbrushes and underware. No need to ever replace them.
    it totally pays to clean your underwear with your toothbrush

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    LOL.. fell in to that pile of flaming poo

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    Which by the way, never goes bad either!

    To be cereal, brass crack brother's cleats wear much faster than anything else. This is one reason they are "smooth", as brass is self-lubricating to some extent, but you'll start getting unplanned exists and will start slamming your knee into the handlebar/levers, which really hurts BTW. Shimano cleats go much longer, but they do wear out eventually. My shoe usually wears out before those cleats do though.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Yes they do. I speak from personal experience.

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    Cleats? If you ride flats you never have to worry about this minor detail.

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    i leave my shoes engaged with my pedals at all times and merely slip my feet into them and ratchet-up as i coast down the driveway.

    i never replace cleats.
    "Let our people travel light and free on their bicycles." Ed Abbey
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    I do the same, but every time I fall my pedals unclip. Then I have to take the shoes off, put them back on the pedals and then put my feet back in them which is a pain being I'm now in the bush and not in the driveway.

    There has to be a better way.
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