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LOOK 357 PEDAL TENSION(4 posts)

LOOK 357 PEDAL TENSIONMANONG JUN
Jan 15, 2002 11:48 PM
ive upgraded my pedals to Look 357. i have already adjusted to the lowest tension to the point that the adjustment screw come to a stop.but still the tension is still tight that i have to exert a bit of effort when disengaging.i have tried look 206 and shimano 105 SPDR and i didnt exeprience the same.anything wrong with my so expensive LOOK 357?any suggestion to make it a lil bit easier to disengage?
re: LOOK 357 PEDAL TENSIONDY
Jan 16, 2002 11:33 PM
I have the 357's as well and found the tension to be quite high also when new. I've ridden them about four times and have noticed that the tension has decreased considerably. I thnik that they break in a little when new. Try working on your technique a little too. I have learned to put my foot at or a little over the top position with the my toe pointed downward and they release quite well. Also the Looks release much easier with the heel going to the inside. This is probably not advisable in case your heel makes contact with the tire or bottle cage, but is good to know in case you get really stuck and are about to go down.
DY---do you need to lube 357 pedalMANONG JUN
Jan 17, 2002 5:09 PM
whereat? at what point? by the way, thanks for your previous advise. im gonna try this.
DY---do you need to lube 357 pedalDY
Jan 17, 2002 11:16 PM
I havent taken mine appart yet. They are new and like I said I've only used then a few times now. I don't think that there is any external lubrication except for where the black top part attaches the the base, but I'm not really sure how to get in that tight area or if it is really necessary. I have some older Looks, and I never lubed this area.