Only Two Steps
To Reinstall Cages
The newer Wattbikes are fitted with multi-pedals making it possible to use three different pedal styles: road clips, SPD’s and cages. Whatever shoes you have will work.
The best part about that is you can use the same shoes on the Wattbike as you use on your outdoor bike. You don’t need to spend money buying or setting up a second pair of shoes.
The drawback is, if you’re shoes have road style clips, the cages must be removed first. They use the same receptor.
That doesn’t sound like a big deal until you try to remove the cages for the first time. I eventually figured it out but not without making a idiot of myself and getting a little banged up.
To avoid the embarrassment and the bruises, follow these steps:
Stand on the side of the bike and raise the pedal crank to the upper most position. Once the crank is in position, rotate the pedal till the toe is pointing downward.
Brace your foot against the back end of the bike frame. This will stabilize the bike when you pull on the pedal. If not braced, the bike will slide.
Grab the toe end of the cage with both hands. The closer to the toe, the better the leverage.
Pull gently against the cage sideways – away from the bike – to remove any slack.
Holding the tension, give the cage a quick jerk and it should snap right out.
Getting the cage out is the hard part, but what happens if you want to use the cages and they’ve been removed? Two steps and you’re good to go.
Fit pedal cage onto your shoe snugly.
Using your weight to apply pressure, clip cage into pedals.
It’s that simple.