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    Stupid question on putting cleats on shoes

    Hi,

    I have another stupid question. Just got myself a pair of Lake MX165 shoes. The bike has clipless WTB pedals. I think they are SPD like. With the bike came:

    - 2 cleats
    - 2 cleat inserts with beveled screw holes
    - 4 screws
    - 2 flat silvery metal pieces with two tracks and groved surface
    - 2 metal pieces each with two threads each. Looks like the piece already existing in my shoes

    How much of this do I need to use with the mx165? After trying out a little it seems like I either use just the cleats with inserts and screws if I want the cleats to dig into the shoe bottom or add the silvery piece if not. Though my assumption is that the silvery piece and the piece with threads are for shoes with these items installed???

    Thanks for all the help you can provide.

    Thanks,

    Morten
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    Hey Morten

    The metal inserts you are refering to are to be used when you shoes has big deep treads. If they don't skip them, it will be easier to walk in them (into the pub).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten
    Hi,

    I have another stupid question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten


    - 2 flat silvery metal pieces with two tracks and groved surface
    - 2 metal pieces each with two threads each -(nutplates)-. Looks like the piece already existing in my shoes
    These parts usually go inside shoes without built in nutplates. The silver backup plates prevent them from pulling through the bottom of the shoe when the cleat is tightened.

    It sounds like you won't need them if your shoes have built-in nutplates.

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    So it is ok if the cleats dig into the bottom of the shoe sole?

    I think I need the little metal inserts otherwise the head of the screw is too small for the cutout in the cleat.

    Thanks,

    Morten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten
    So it is ok if the cleats dig into the bottom of the shoe sole?

    I think I need the little metal inserts otherwise the head of the screw is too small for the cutout in the cleat.

    Thanks,

    Morten

    The large somewhat rectangular and curved metal piece with four oblong holes goes into the sole of an SPD shoe (you put it in from the inside of the shoe). The screws go through the small, flat, oval metal piece with two holes (the screws will not slip through), then through the cleat and into the plate in the sole of the shoe. Place the cleat under the ball of your foot with the pointy end towards the front of the shoe.

    Not sure if this link will work, but if it does, you will see Shimano's instructions for their 959 SPD pedals. There is a picture of the cleat parts that might be helpful...

    http://bike.shimano.com/media/cyclin...9830563133.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten
    So it is ok if the cleats dig into the bottom of the shoe sole?

    I think I need the little metal inserts otherwise the head of the screw is too small for the cutout in the cleat.

    Thanks,

    Morten
    Yes, you'll need the little metal inserts that fit on the cleats.

    And yes, the cleats must dig into the bottom of the shoe, if they are allowed to spin it'll be impossable to clip out.

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    Thank you all for the help!!

    Cleats mounted and shoes operational!! Time to go try them out.

    Morten

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