New shoes have arrived minus cleats

phreak
phreak Posts: 2,905
edited August 2010 in Road buying advice
I bought some new Sidi shoes this week online and they arrived today, alas without any cleats, so it looks like it'll be a trip to the local bike shop to get some.

Is one lot of cleats pretty much the same as any other?

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  • EX DH
    EX DH Posts: 194
    cleats come with the pedals not the shoes. thay are all differant shapes but some will work with other pedals.
  • PhilofCas
    PhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    no, depends on which system you've gone for on the pedals, i.e. Shimano or Look or Time or Speedplay
    (NB. i was saying no to the OP, not you Ex DH :oops: )
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    phreak wrote:
    Is one lot of cleats pretty much the same as any other?

    Nope 8)
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    No offence but I often wonder why people think they will. There are many types of pedals, how on earth is the supplier supposed to guess which you have?

    And, the OP should have his original cleats surely? Unless he has normal pedals?
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  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,905
    I have Shimano 105 pedals.

    The shoes have nothing on the bottom though. My old ones have this sort of thing but are a bit worn out. Figured the new ones would come with a similar thing.

    shimano%20smsh10.jpg
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Cleats don't usually come with shoes mate.
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    phreak wrote:
    I have Shimano 105 pedals.

    The shoes have nothing on the bottom though. My old ones have this sort of thing but are a bit worn out. Figured the new ones would come with a similar thing.

    shimano%20smsh10.jpg

    Why would they? Did you select "Sidi Shimano cleat option?"

    Cleats come with pedals. There are many different types.
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  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,905
    Sorry, I feel foolish now :oops:
  • PhilofCas
    PhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    don't be :D
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    It's all learning. Cycling can be bewildering!
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  • bilirubin
    bilirubin Posts: 225
    phreak wrote:
    Sorry, I feel foolish now :oops:

    Don't worry about it, we all have to start somewhere and make mistakes along the way.

    It could have been worse, you could have ordered a pair of cleats and posted why the shoes never came with them. :lol::lol::lol:
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,905
    So out of interest do people typically order a new pair of cleats whenever they get a new pair of shoes or just keep the older pair and swap them over?
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    phreak wrote:
    So out of interest do people typically order a new pair of cleats whenever they get a new pair of shoes or just keep the older pair and swap them over?
    all depends on if the cleats are worn out.
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,905
    Mine are looking a bit ragged so will get some new ones I think. Had them 18 months or so.
  • chriskempton
    chriskempton Posts: 1,245
    New Sidi shoes deserve new cleats :wink:
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,905
    They are pretty things, nicely colour co-ordinated with my bike . Looking forward to giving them their first outing at the weekend :):lol:
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Cleats should wear out before your shoes wear out ?
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    phreak wrote:
    Mine are looking a bit ragged so will get some new ones I think. Had them 18 months or so.

    Just don't change to Look. They'll look like that in 18 minutes.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    My Look cleats have lasted almost 2 years (and I still have no intention of changing them soon!!)
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    NapoleonD wrote:
    My Look cleats have lasted almost 2 years (and I still have no intention of changing them soon!!)

    The ones with the comfort grip? Do you walk on your hands?
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Yep.

    Sometimes.
  • fast as fupp
    fast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    NapoleonD wrote:
    My Look cleats have lasted almost 2 years (and I still have no intention of changing them soon!!)

    The ones with the comfort grip? Do you walk on your hands?


    most of us ride not walk
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  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    On a side note OP the cleats in that piccie are the red ones, might be better off with yellow as they allow slight sideways 'float' (kinder on the ol' knees)
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    NapoleonD wrote:
    My Look cleats have lasted almost 2 years (and I still have no intention of changing them soon!!)

    The ones with the comfort grip? Do you walk on your hands?


    most of us ride not walk

    Do you put your feet down at lights? Take them off before you dismount? Perhaps they stay attached the bike tri style ;)

    I've switched back to Shimano because I was going through Look cleats like fun, 3 sets in 5 months.

    My Shimano ones are minty mint after 2 months and have been through conditions far far worse than the Look ones ever did.

    Interestingly I'm finding the slightly increased resistance on the axle of the Shimano (Ultegra) one (versus Look Keo Carbon Max 2) to be better as they don't tend to spin round when you engage at the lights.
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  • The front rubber bit on my Look cleats wore away pretty quickly but it doesn't serve much function, just gives a little bit more grip when walking on shiny cafe floors. They work perfectly well on the bike and the rear rubber section is still enough grip for walking on.
  • Wamas
    Wamas Posts: 256

    Do you put your feet down at lights?

    That is what trackstands are for :D