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Look pedal cleat squeak/creak(4 posts)

Look pedal cleat squeak/creakJVR-OCLV
Apr 24, 2001 5:09 AM
Just changed to Look pedal system (PP296) and love it. During winter indoors training had no cleat creaking or any noise at all. Now that I am putting some out side mileage on (200 mi. week) seems the cleats creak quiet a lot.
I have not tried anything other than triflow on the cleat area and it works for awhile. But looking for something a little more lasting when I riding 100+ miles at a time.
re: Look pedal cleat squeak/creak/I got this tip from this boardTC
Apr 24, 2001 5:24 AM
try spraying some Armor-All on the pedal or cleat. Worked for me with the same pedal system. Make sure that the first ride after application is a easy one. Your cleats will "feel" a little loose, but nothing to worry about.

re: Look pedal cleat squeak/creakDirk
Apr 23, 2001 12:54 PM
Had the same problem with my Looks 247. The problem with these pedals (and yours) is area that is raised a little bit from the pedal bottom. It used as an anti-slip.
This area wears down, depending on the movement your cleat makes in the pedal. Mine wore down after less than 3 months. Eventually there will appear too much space (worn away metal) between the pedal body and your cleat, thus the neverending squeek. I had to apply grease every 10 or twenty miles to be squeek free!!
I read a trick in a french bicycling magazine for new pedal. Treat the raised area with something like Loctite Superglue. This stuff gets very hard and forms a protective layer for some time.

Away they went, my 247's. I've got some Shimano Ultegra pedals now. Maybe not as easy to get in and out, but they don't wear at all.

Sorry for the bad news.

Dirk Lenart
re: Look pedal cleat squeak/creakRC
Apr 27, 2001 1:39 PM
I had the same problem and tried everything and nothing stayed on until I tried Pam spray. Put it only on the cleats not the pedals.