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Campy Record Pedals ?(3 posts)

Campy Record Pedals ?John445
Apr 10, 2002 5:46 AM
I have Sidi shoes w/ the look adapter plate. My cleats are mounted to the plate as per the instructions. I have greased every thread of every bolt and the shoe sole where the plate attaches. My pedals are adjusted for medium tension. Now, the problem, when I am on the upstroke the pedal makes a clicking noise as I cross the top. I think I know what the problem is but I don't know how to fix it. If I hold the shoe in my hand while it is clipped into the pedal, I can move it up and down ever so slightly. I'm sure under extreme pedalling pressure the up and down motion of the cleats to the pedal are causing my noise. Is there any way to adjust this amount of play between cleat and pedal?? The cleats are new as are the pedals. Is it possible to get a bad set of cleats?? Should I order a new set to see??


re: Campy Record Pedals ?PaulCL
Apr 10, 2002 6:20 AM
Yes, there are 'bad' cleats. I just had a pair. For some reason, my left cleat on the Record Pro-fits just wasn't as tight in the pedal as the right. The left would pop out on a sprint. Though the cleats looked new and had less than 300 miles on them, I replaced them and it all works fine.

Before blowing $20 on new cleats, tighten the release tension all the way down first. Did you put the sandpaper-like stuff onto the bottom of your shoe? Can you put some sort of padding between the shoe and cleat so as to raise the cleat off the shoe? Maybe this will cut down on the play while clipped in.

Is it both sides or just one?? I'm going to go home and try my pedals and see if there is a click at the top. paul
ClickingSteve Davis
Apr 10, 2002 8:55 AM
I use the Chorus Pro-fit pedals and have experienced the same thing at the top of the pedal stroke. I think it happens when the plastic cleat wears down. Whenever I've noticed the clicking, the front part of the cleat seems to be almost paper thin from walking around too much.

I haven't had the problem since changing the plastic portion of the cleats.