M980 float

markhewitt1978
markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
edited July 2013 in Workshop
Just changed my M505 pedals for M980 and there seems to be a lot of float especially in the right hand pedal. So it gives quite a loose feeling even though I'm clipped in. Any way to tighten this up a bit?

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,845
    float isn't adjustable, but you can adjust the tension, each side of the pedal has an adjusting screw
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  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    sungod wrote:
    float isn't adjustable, but you can adjust the tension, each side of the pedal has an adjusting screw

    I wonder if something is wrong then. It feels like almost 45 degrees!
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Actually on trying again seems like about 20 degrees.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,845
    with spd the adjustment is just for release spring tension, try increasing it a *lot*, i used to use them on my commute bike a couple of years back and found new pedals were set very slack (and not even the same both sides)

    are you sure the cleats are firmly fixed to the shoes? if they're a bit loose they can twist as you try to unclip
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  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Well it seems my old shoes and cleats don't have that issue. Although the cleats on those were fitted by the LBS so I guess I have done something wrong but they seem secure to me.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,845
    are the cleats the same? spd cleats come in two types, standard and 'multi-release'
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  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    sungod wrote:
    are the cleats the same? spd cleats come in two types, standard and 'multi-release'


    They look the same and both have SM-SH51 on them. The old ones are silver these are black.

    Just did a 30 mile loop on them, new pedals are very nice and didn't really notice the float issue.