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Creaky Campy Record Pedals???(8 posts)

Creaky Campy Record Pedals???Bosephus
Aug 12, 2002 4:41 AM
Does anyone else out there have a problem with creaky Record pedals?

They seem to be creaking and grinding at the interface between the cleat and the pedal, possibly at the front "point" area. I've been putting grease on the cleat for the past few months, but that only lasts about 20 miles and then the creaking starts up again. It's starting to drive me insane. Does anyone have a more permanent fix for this problem?

Mine too...SS_MB-7
Aug 12, 2002 5:08 AM
Unfortunately, my Record pedals creak too. Before each ride, I spray some Teflon lube on the cleat and pedal, which seems to only last the duration of the ride. I'm very tempted to get another set of pedals as I have not been too impressed with my Records.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
rub them with bar soap(?)rufus
Aug 12, 2002 5:09 AM
my times were creaking pretty bad, so first i tried wax, which didn't work very well. then i read that someone recommended rubbing them with soap, so i tried that, and no creaks since.
I got bad creaks in mine -- after I caked them up with clay onbill
Aug 12, 2002 6:50 AM
the DC AIDSRide, all I could do was to squirt some lube in there and hope to loosen them up. They've been creaky ever since (I have another set that don't make a sound). I've tried WD-40 to flush them out a little and re-lube them, but nothing's worked.
Your cleats are simply worn out.graham101
Aug 12, 2002 9:36 AM
The Campy cleats need a new redesign to increase the durability. The present material, a glass filled nylon wear rapidly on the forwaod 'toe' section. That is my only complaint of the Record Pro-fit pedals. Go out and buy a new pair of cleats plus a spare. Expect to do replacements several times pre season.
Probably trueKerry
Aug 13, 2002 5:44 PM
Worn cleats also tend to make the release more difficult. However, I only have had to replace cleats (on my 2nd set now) every 3 years. People who drag their feet coming up to stops, push off several "strokes" with their foot instead of with their pedal, and walk around a lot without cleat covers may need freqent replacement. My experience has been 2-3 years, not "several times per season."
re: Creaky Campy Record Pedals???John445
Aug 12, 2002 11:09 AM

My Record pedals do exactly the same thing. I have tried Tri-flow, grease, silicon spray, soap, new cleats, and even new shoes. The only one that seems to work is the Tri-flow grease on the pedals and the cleat. Makes a mess, and makes walking very precarious. I may switch back to Look pedals soon.

Solved mine.Sintesi
Aug 14, 2002 7:31 AM
Two places for creaks.

One is the soft rubber part underneath, don't spray this w/ W-D40 and the like; it will make the rubber squeakier. Keep that rubber part dry. Put a piece of masking tape over it to see if this is the problem.

The other is the front loop of the pedal where you hook your cleat in initially. Dry silicone lubricant on this part only. Spray from underneath, this will last weeks. Also, as the cleat wears, there is a point where it gets prone to sqeakiness but this phase lasts just a few weeks. As the cleat wears further the problem diminishes and goes away.

BTW, I'm with Kerry on cleat wear. Should last seasons.