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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:48 pm 
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Just bought some 2nd Carnac road shoes on ebay and was wondering if there is a way to fit MTB SPD cleats on them .

At the moment it is impossible but can I get an adaptor ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:54 pm 
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If they are anything like these then yes, you can get an adapter:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:39 pm 
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thank you , they are Ellipse exclusive .

I ll start hunting for some .


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:53 am 
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The adapter plates are nearly impossible to find. Many of us have older Carnac shoes and SPD pedals and cleats. I have a pair of Quartz from 1998 that I got at a big discount. I had to adapt some plates that were designed for Time pedals in order to get them to accept my SPDS cleats. I had to drill them out and cut grooves but the real trick is to find or make plates (fitted under the Carnac plate) that will accept the screws that come with the SPD cleats. That, or find some longer screws at the hardware store.
It's tricky to do but it is doable. Good luck. Contact me if you need help or advice.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:45 pm 
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I found some plates online at Jamescycles .

they had them in stock , so no problem at all .

fitted them on I use the shoes on flatish , non technical rides . only problem is that I need to adjust the height of my saddle .


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:47 am 
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Don't you have a quick release on your seatpost? As i get into the season I lower my seat. I am more flexible and I can pedal in a more tucked position.


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