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NeatCleats cycling shoe holders hit Kickstarter funding target

Complete neat freak when it comes to your cycling shoes? Rejoice, as NeatCleats have just hit their Kickstarter target...

The startup have raised the £5000 necessary on Kickstarter to begin production of a cycle shoe holder with recesses much similar to a pedal, so you can pop your shoes straight on securely, suspended by the cleats.

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NeatCleats come in two different versions: the first is a wall mount with a screw fixing, the only tools required being a 7mm drill and a screw driver. A wall fixing for both masonry and drywall/plasterboard are included for your £9.99 (or £7 for a limited time if you back NeatCleats on Kickstarter). The second option is portable with a climber's carabiner attached so you can hook your shoes in any number of locations on the go. It also features a bottle opener "for when only a beer will do" according to NeatCleats, which offers not much of an explanation but it's a nice touch. The carabiner option will retail at £24.95, but you can get one with an £18 Kickstarter backing until Friday 12th May. 

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They currently offer three different wall mount versions with Shimano SPD, Shimano SPD-SL and Look KEO cleats, and two carabiner options, compatible with both Shimano cleats and KEO respectively. NeatCleats appear to concede their product is a luxury rather than an absolute necessity, but want to “make your cycling world a little easier”: “Are we going to change the world? No, but we can tidy it up a little along the way.” They claim to be ready to go and will send out the first batch of orders in June, three weeks after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

 

On the other hand (or should that be foot?) NeatCleats’ promotional video that shows a gentleman proudly stowing a pristine pair of Fizik shoes on his hallway wall could just be an open invitation for others to share post-ride foot scent – so we’d provisionally recommend accessorising with some Odour Eaters if NeatCleats appeal to you… 

Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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tritecommentbot | 6 years ago
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A cool looking rack in a similar vein would be good, one that could handle multiple pairs and both regular cleats and Speedplays. I'd buy that. We have two pairs each and they just sort of lay around on the floor crying

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davel replied to tritecommentbot | 6 years ago
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unconstituted wrote:

A cool looking rack in a similar vein would be good, one that could handle multiple pairs and both regular cleats and Speedplays. I'd buy that. We have two pairs each and they just sort of lay around on the floor crying

You could buy 4...

Or one 'shelf'....  1

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tritecommentbot replied to davel | 6 years ago
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davel wrote:
unconstituted wrote:

A cool looking rack in a similar vein would be good, one that could handle multiple pairs and both regular cleats and Speedplays. I'd buy that. We have two pairs each and they just sort of lay around on the floor crying

You could buy 4... Or one 'shelf'....  1

 

I'm sold! 

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davel | 6 years ago
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I find this really irritating and can't quite put my finger on it, but I suspect it's because I think these have been created not from a need to store cycling shoes, but to display them. To appeal to the type of poseur who thinks that their Sunday ride belongs in Rouleur.

Black-and-white style over function, 10 times out of 10. Epic. Je suis cycliste.

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Redvee | 6 years ago
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Too many shoes, cycling, trainers etc, for the uncluttered floorspace in my flat so I got some doorstop wood from B&Q and cut it to legth and now most of my shoes live above the doorframes in the hallway which is only 1.5m long. Total cost £2 and 30minutes of my time.

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reliablemeatloaf | 6 years ago
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An answer to a question nobody asked?

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dodgy | 6 years ago
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Return from ride. 

Kick shoes near hallway. 

Lie down. 

Now I realise there's a product to take my money. 

'No thanks. 

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CharlesMagne | 6 years ago
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I have those shoes! They live on the floor, at the same height as my feet.

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The _Kaner | 6 years ago
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I have an IKEA shoe cabinet, it holds multiple pairs of cycling shoes within, it also holds normal shoes (and occasionally flip flops- non SPD variety).

The whole family can use it!

If I owned a set of neat cleats my 12 year old daughter would point and laugh at me and call me a 'silly sausage'.

I don't want to be called a 'silly sausage'!

I will continue to use my IKEA shoe cabinet!

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vonhelmet | 6 years ago
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That's fucking stupid.

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peted76 | 6 years ago
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Banana carriers are all the rage in Hoxton! 

I do quite like the idea of hanging your shoes up on the wall' out of the way and off the floor..  now if only there was a way to put some sort of 'thing' in the wall which just stayed there all by it'self.... 

 

*six weeks later

Okay I've got a great idea, I just need £83,000 to fund the tooling and we're going to change the world of shoe hangings.. I can't show you the real thing yet, but here's a 'pre-production' sample I've had 3d printed..  clicky=  https://goo.gl/hbhUZ8

Now I'm still working on a few things... there's been a few issues with certain types of wall, anything with a cavity seems problematic, but I can feel I'm close to an answer, some sort of glove for it to slide into.

 

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Yorkshire wallet | 6 years ago
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Shoes live on the floor, not in the air.

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dottigirl replied to Yorkshire wallet | 6 years ago
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Yorkshire wallet wrote:

Shoes live on the floor, not in the air.

Someone definitely doesn't have dogs.

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DaveE128 | 6 years ago
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I just can't work out how SPDs (the MTB/CX/touring ones) clip in at all, but they claim to be compatible.

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PaulBox replied to DaveE128 | 6 years ago
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DaveE128 wrote:

I just can't work out how SPDs (the MTB/CX/touring ones) clip in at all, but they claim to be compatible.

It's a different design to the SPD SL ones, one that fits an SPD cleat.

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ColT | 6 years ago
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Call me cynical, but it seems like another of those solutions-to-a-problem-that-doesn't-really-exist products.  Banana carrier, anyone?  3

 

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me | 6 years ago
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I get that the fixed ones are more home friendly than a couple of nails to hang your shoes from.  Each to their own - there's a market for posh bike hooks vs 99p garden shop ones.

But how do you get your shoe off the hanging ones?  On the rare occaision that I've cliped a shoe into a pedal that's not attached to the bike, it's a sod to get off again.  Usually requiring the pedal to be reattached to the bike to get enough leverage.

Apologies if all is answered on the video but they're blocked by the poxy.

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dottigirl | 6 years ago
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Mine live on top of the boiler. Keeps the funk down. 

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nniff replied to dottigirl | 6 years ago
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dottigirl wrote:

Mine live on top of the boiler. Keeps the funk down. 

 

So do mine - with a pair of boot bananas inside - keeps that mystery wee/stinging nettle smell at bay

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GarethWyn | 6 years ago
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no

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steviemarco | 6 years ago
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I'll have to wait for the Speedplay version, coming soon I hope?

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