Replacing Shimano Pedal Cover

IrishMac
IrishMac Posts: 328
edited August 2013 in Road general
Hi all,

I just went through my first set of cleats and was looking at the black "base plate," and noticed that it is nearly worn down to the metal and recalled reading to replace it when worn when I got the pedals new.
I've been looking for a replacement plate and all I can find are two options on ChainReactionCycles:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/shimano-pedal-body-cover-ultegra-r600/rp-prod28902

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/shimano-pedal-body-cover-pd-7800/rp-prod28901

They are the options and was wondering if either would fit my pedals, Shimano R540 SPD-SL http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/shimano-r540-spd-sl-road-pedals/rp-prod5369

The other option is to buy a set of Shimano 105 pedals or Shimano R550 pedals which have metal "base plates," which I can't imagine would have the same problem?

Thanks for the help
Member of Cuchulainn C.C. @badcyclist

Raleigh SP Race
Trek 1.2

Comments

  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Buy a set of 105 pedals. They have metal base plates that don't wear out and are much nicer pedals. Great price and you get another spare set of cleats!

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • IrishMac
    IrishMac Posts: 328
    Alright thanks mate :)
    Member of Cuchulainn C.C. @badcyclist

    Raleigh SP Race
    Trek 1.2
  • Padeye
    Padeye Posts: 38
    declan1 wrote:
    Buy a set of 105 pedals. They have metal base plates that don't wear out and are much nicer pedals. Great price and you get another spare set of cleats!

    This! My first bike had 540s, which are fine, but when i upgraded i got 105 pedals and i found the difference to be incredible. You won't regret it. And as mentioned before you can find them at reduced price and you get shiny new cleats too.