New Shoes

by pingpong   April 1, 2011  

Hello there;
I have just treated myself to a pair of Sidi genius 5 road shoes (for when my broken wrist mends), but I wanted to know if the standard shimano spd sl cleat bolts, 8mm I think will fit. I might be missing something but in the info book that came with the shoes it says use 10mm bolts, sorry but it's been a rather long day Confused

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mine work okay.. same set up as you got.

i suspect they mean depth/length as opposed to diameter, so 2mm not going to make a big difference.

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posted by Fringe [1085 posts]
1st April 2011 - 18:28

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Thanks for the info, better safe than sorry Smile

posted by pingpong [21 posts]
2nd April 2011 - 3:07

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Better safe than sorry indeed -

This is exactly the ambiguity / misunderstanding that led to the aviation incident where Captain Tim Lancaster ended up being blown out of his plane's front windscreen.

Thread diameter / length is worth getting right.

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posted by PJ McNally [591 posts]
5th April 2011 - 8:24

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