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DIY Shoe Shields

By Rob - Posted on 19 April 2009

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

The shoe shields protecting my Northwave Carbon shoes are almost worn out so figure it's time for some new ones. You know - shoe shields - protection plates that sit between the cleat and shoe to stop crank bros eggbeater pedals damaging the sole of your fancy carbon shoes.

Anyhow - I have some thin aluminum lying around and wondered how easy it might be to make some though.

A quick Google found someone else has had the same idea:

Hmmm.... well, at least this shows it's possible, but after reading this think the material I have is not really suitable. Still - nice idea and worth sharing I thought.

Best Mountain Bike