Missing bolt in SPDs

rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited December 2012 in Workshop
I have some SPD pedals that I have only just fitted nearly a year after buying them. The tension screw/bolt on one side of one pedal has gone missing (no doubt my fault for messing about with it) and now I cant clip in on that side of that pedal.

Any ideas on what to do? New pedals? Or can I get such a bolt from somewhere?


  • Hopefully you noticed before you went out on a ride - I had a similar issue recently except that I lost the bolt mid ride and then couldn't unclip at a roundabout! Anyone who's ever had a clipless moment will be able to vouch how embarrassing that is - made even worse when I was lying on the ground desperately trying to unclip a cleat that was simply spinning around on the sole of my shoe!!

    You should be able to get a new bolt from your LBS or failing that probikekit do titanium bolts for a couple of quid - http://www.probikekit.com/uk/components ... -bolt.html

    Another thing to add to the list of things that need to be checked regularly!
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    That seems to be the bolt for holding the cleat to the shoe.

    I'm talking about the tension screw on the pedal that regulates how much effort you need to use to get your foot out of the pedal. With the screw missing I'm not able to increase the effort required so my shoe doesn't stay in place once I'm riding.

    Any help available?
  • Sorry - clearly misread that. Gotta say that I've never heard of that happening but I reckon it might be worth speaking to your lbs. I managed to get a small screw that I needed for an sti lever from mine as they had a broken set in the workshop.
    Good luck!
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Most bike parts use regular metric-size screws. Your LBS or car parts store should have suitable ones
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • hi, sjs do shimano spares,
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Shimanos website has tech documents and exploded views of most of the items they make, along with part numbers. Would seem that with a part number any decent bike shop could get these items.