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Houston Cycling Centres

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Houston bike shop

Store locations  NORTHWEST

Call Us  (713) 466-1240

Store locations  SOUTHWEST

Call Us  (713) 777-5333

Store locations  SPRING VALLEY

Call Us  (713) 464-8277

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pedal and Cleat Maintenance

Things you are not doing and should be:

Ø  Cleats -- your safety could be in danger!  Worn cleats will impede the pedals ability to hold your shoes securely especially when you are out of the saddle, and climbing and even when you accelerate.  There are 3 pedal systems we see this in:

o   Shimano SPD – Yes metal recessed cleats wear out.  When it becomes difficult to click in and out it is time for maintenance or replacement. 

o   Shimano SPDSL – Depending on the cleat you will either have a red or yellow area on this cleat.  That is the part of the cleat made to walk on.  As the area wears off so does your ability to click in and out of the pedal safely.  Once you begin to see the black area of the cleat replacement is necessary.

o   Look- Keo – This is a thin cleat and should be inspected regularly.  These will have red, gray or black areas as indicators.  There are 4 small holes (2 in the front and 2 in the back).  Once one or more of the holes disappear replacement is needed.

For a minimal investment of time and money you can help assure your safety on the bike.  Take a moment and inspect your cleats and pedals.  You may be surprised.

 

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Northwest Cyclery

Call Northwest Cyclery a Houston Bike(713) 466-1240

17464 Northwest Fwy
Jersey Village, TX 77040

Southwest Cyclery

Call Southwest Cyclery -  a Houston Bike(713) 777-5333

6607 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77096

Spring Valley Cycles

Call Spring Valley Cycles -  a Houston Bike(713) 464-8277

9414 Gaylord Dr
Houston, TX 77024

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