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    Heat Molding for Shimano Shoes in Denver

    I picked up some Shimano m230s from ColoradoCyclists.com and want to see about getting them heat molded.

    Anyone know of shops in the Denver Metro that do Shimano heat molding (and will do it without also selling the shoes)?

    I thought about doing it ghetto-style but don't really want to screw it up.

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    Wheatridge has the machine to do it. I suggest showing up with shoes in one hand and a six pack in the other

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    I believe Adventure Cycles on Parker has the Shimano machine. Great bunch of buys that will certainly take care of you.

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    +1 on Adventure Cycling (in general).

    If you're not close to them, check this page. Click "custom fit" and put your zip code.

    http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont..._mountain.html
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    Thanks!

    I work out in the Tech Center and will give Adventure a try. I recall buying a saddle there years ago.

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    Adventure Cycling

    Thanks to those recommending Adventure Cycling.

    I went over there at lunch today for the heat molding treatment. Awesome shop and great service ($25 for the molding process).

    By the way, the heat molding makes a nice difference.

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    This idea of heat-molded shoes really intrigues me. Do they cost a bloody fortune?

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    normally yes

    The msrp on the m230s is $250, and there is an m310 that is more (the road shoes are pricey too). I got mine from Colorado Cyclist for $139 plus tax. I believe Jensen has some small sizes on sale for $99.

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    the Shimano heat molding shoes work very well, if your feet fit Shimano shoes out of the box. For those of us with SIDI feet, a heat molded shoe will not fit as well as a standard SIDI does. try them both on, if the shimano's feel better, then heat mold them and they will feel awesome. if the sidi's feel better then don't worry about heat molding, as your feet are wrapped in Italian luxury already.
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    I've had the heat-moldable R300 road shoes for 2 years. Awesome. Incredibly comfortable, very durable. I've got over 10,000 miles on them, and they seem just a good as new. They blow the doors off my Sidi's. I'm definitely getting the mountain version when I need a new pair of mountain shoes.

    I got mine at Schwab Cycles in Lakewood. Walt did a great job on mine. No idea if or what they'd charge you. I've seen the equipment at Green Mountain Sports, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj
    the Shimano heat molding shoes work very well, if your feet fit Shimano shoes out of the box. For those of us with SIDI feet, a heat molded shoe will not fit as well as a standard SIDI does. try them both on, if the shimano's feel better, then heat mold them and they will feel awesome. if the sidi's feel better then don't worry about heat molding, as your feet are wrapped in Italian luxury already.
    Ahhh... yes. My feet are wrapped in Italian luxury every time I ride.

    Although being 1996-ish vintage I think they've seen better days.

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    1996? The Italian wine and olive oil must be preserving them
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    Thought I'd revive this post... Have looked but is there any DIY method to heat molding shoes? None of the LBS's in my area offer the service and I don't fancy sending them off for three weeks to the distributor. Thanks in advance.
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    Anyone....
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