Tips for aligning cleats on new shoes?-
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    Tips for aligning cleats on new shoes?

    My 9+ year old Sidis finally reached the end of their life, so I got a new pair. Any tips for getting the new cleats set up as close as possible to the setup i had on my old shoes besides eyeballing the placement and feel?
    thanks in advance,

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    Grab a straight edge, a Sharpie, and your old shoes; draw a line on the sole of one of the shoes, bisecting the center of both both cleat bolts. The line should extend all the way to the edge of either side of the sole. Hold the old shoe and the new shoe sole to sole (assumes you had a symmetrical setup) and transfer the line to the new shoes. This will be your new starting point for the center line of the cleats. If you are off by much, you will know pretty quickly, as soon as you start riding.

    I like to set up my cleats so that my foot is as close to the crank as possible, to minimize the Q factor, though this setting will depend on your stance and any other clearance issues that you may have with your heels, calves, etc.

    Hope this helps,


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