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Case




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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: when to change your Tri/cycling shoes Reply with quote

ive had these giro shoes for around 4.5 years .

i was going to buy a pair of brand new shoes but im thinking do i actually need to change the shoes?
Or just change the cleats
There are scrapes and scuff on the carbon soles but not sure if that requires changing the whole shoe . obviously the cleats need to be binned
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that will depend on any flex between sole and upper which will reduce the transfer of power and/or any fit issues...

yes, the cleats died several years ago by the look of it....
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changed mine recently as the base began to crack, they were 3 years old and on second set of cleats
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just power meter pedals with the cleats to match the pedals. i'm thinking maybe a good idea to buy new shoes?
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, they last forever.

Mine are still going after 15 years.

They're like trainers, I found you can keep them going for years and years.

And one day I'll find a cure for my crippling ITBS.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New bike required.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I changed mine when I could no longer put up with the stink from the old ones - they smelt like they'd been festering in hot piss for a month despite me never peeing on the bike! washing them never cured that smell either so eventually they had to go - to be replaced by a new pair of the same shoes but oddly they are still "fresh to the nose".... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have the same tri shoes i bought 10 years ago.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
I still have the same tri shoes i bought 10 years ago.


they must have done at least two races by now...
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
hammerer wrote:
I still have the same tri shoes i bought 10 years ago.


they must have done at least two races by now...


8 year old wetsuit!
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
hammerer wrote:
I still have the same tri shoes i bought 10 years ago.


they must have done at least two races by now...


havent been used for nearly 3 years!
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
yes, the cleats died several years ago by the look of it....

I think they look near new. I just changed mine the other day since they started not really clipping in that well anymore.


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