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Sidi Genius 2 Adapter Plates

Old 11-23-12, 02:49 PM
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Sidi Genius 2 Adapter Plates

I recently came across a great deal on a pair of early-mid 90's Genius 2s that were in "newish" condition, so I couldn't pass the deal. The shoes came with what I believe are Time(?) adapter plates (correct me if I'm wrong):


I have Look Keo 2 Max pedals on my bike, and after a couple google/ebay searches to find the proper Look Keo adapter plate for my shoes, I only came across the ones that says they are compatible with the Millennium soles that have four screw holes, like this:


The soles of the Genius 2s do not have 4th screw hole on the bottom. Will these adapter plates still work without any potential problem, or do I need to find the proper adapter plate? If so, where can I find the proper one for my specific model shoe? I've tried emailing Sidi and have not gotten a response yet. Also, if the adapter plate does work, will I need longer bolts to be able to tighten the cleat>adapter>sole?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 11-23-12, 02:56 PM
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It looks like these shoes have the standard 3 bolt attachment. I'm sure the Look Keo's use three bolts. If you remove the adapter plates currently on the shoes, the Keo cleats should bolt directly to the shoes -- no adapter needed.
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Old 11-23-12, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bikepro View Post
It looks like these shoes have the standard 3 bolt attachment. I'm sure the Look Keo's use three bolts. If you remove the adapter plates currently on the shoes, the Keo cleats should bolt directly to the shoes -- no adapter needed.
Thanks for the response. I've tried that. It doesn't work because there is a gap between the sole and the cleat, as there is a slot space indented made for an adapter plate. Not sure if I described it clear enough, but I hope you get what I'm saying.
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It looks like that's a spacer. If yo take it off, your cleats should mount just fine.
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I know what the OP is saying and I think he needs an adapter plate for Look. Otherwise the cleat will be sitting inside the slot for the sole. My guess he either won't be able to cleat/uncleat or at least have problems.
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Old 11-24-12, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
I know what the OP is saying and I think he needs an adapter plate for Look. Otherwise the cleat will be sitting inside the slot for the sole. My guess he either won't be able to cleat/uncleat or at least have problems.
Correct. I know I need an adapter plate for Look Keo compatible, but my main concern is if the ones I mentioned above will work with my shoes.

I just took a couple more pictures of the sole without the Time(?) adapter plate and with the Look cleats to show that it will not work as there is a big gap between the cleat and indented slot for an adapter plate.






Any other help would be very much appreciated! Thanks guys.
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THats the time plate but you still can use it. Just put the cleats over that place, You might need longer bolts maybe.
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Old 11-26-12, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
THats the time plate but you still can use it. Just put the cleats over that place, You might need longer bolts maybe.
The Look cleats do not rest flush with the Time plate.
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You're in luck! If you search "Sidi plate" a couple pop up, there's some SPD ones too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sidi-Look-Sy...item4abee979be

Nice shoes by the way, love mine. Wish they looked as fresh as yours

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Originally Posted by Andycapp View Post
You're in luck! If you search "Sidi plate" a couple pop up, there's some SPD ones too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sidi-Look-Sy...item4abee979be

Nice shoes by the way, love mine. Wish they looked as fresh as yours

-Andy
Thanks Andy. I saw that yesterday too and is currently on my Watch list.

Are the longer screws usually included with the plates, or are those also sold separately?
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Your really in luck! I just happen to be throwing away this exact pair of shoes. I have posted a picture of the adapter plates that I believe you are looking for. If you PM me a shipping address, I would be more than willing to throw them in an envelope and send them to you for free. I do not have the bolts as I had to use them on another pair of shoes. Home Depot and Lowe's has all the metric cap head screws you will need for a buck or two.
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Originally Posted by fraserdave45 View Post
Your really in luck! I just happen to be throwing away this exact pair of shoes. I have posted a picture of the adapter plates that I believe you are looking for. If you PM me a shipping address, I would be more than willing to throw them in an envelope and send them to you for free. I do not have the bolts as I had to use them on another pair of shoes. Home Depot and Lowe's has all the metric cap head screws you will need for a buck or two.
Oh man, that's awesome! Thanks. However, I just won that ebay auction from the link above and paid $20+ for it! Bad timing... Haha.
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two thumbs up for fraser.
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Originally Posted by thesandypants View Post
Oh man, that's awesome! Thanks. However, I just won that ebay auction from the link above and paid $20+ for it! Bad timing... Haha.
Darn, that stinks. I found this forum a while ago and I signed up right away so I could respond to your post, but it took the moderator 5 or 5 days to activate my account so I could post. I guess I will hang on to them for awhile in case someone else needs them, but I SERIOUSLY doubt that there are many pairs of these shoes still left out there. They are great shoes but mine just disintegrated. I picked up the Genius Pro 5 Carbons, and I couldn't be happier.
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Sidi adapter plates for Look Keo 2

Hi All,
I have the same issue as the original poster. I have some old sidi shoes that require a different adapter plate than what is currently on the shoe. I want to convert from Time pedals to Look Keo 2's. Does anyone know where I can find find the adapter plate for Look pedals?
Thanks!
Todd
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