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chorus pedals - major squeak(6 posts)

chorus pedals - major squeakqp-rider
Aug 24, 2002 9:53 PM
can anyone tell me where the noise is likely to come from? I use Sidi g3's, chorus pro fit pedals on a dura ace qp carbon bike...the pedals are left overs from the campy equiped quantum pro that I had...

in any case, the pedals began to squeak before switching bikes, so I'm sure it is that...could it be the cleats? pretty worn, several thousand miles...is there a way to break down, clean and rebuild the pedal?

today it drove me nuts...45 mi ride w/ a lot of climbing and all I could hear were the pedals!!!

help!
re: chorus pedals - major squeakflashgj
Aug 25, 2002 12:06 PM
I had the same problem with Sidi g3 and chorus pedals and solved the problem.

First, if the plastic spacer is badly worn this can cause a squeak, so replace the spacers.

Second, keep the pedals very clean of any grease or dirt and either rub a bar of soap or apply "armor all" on the pedal where the pedal makes contact with the cleat, especially where the front of the pedal hooks on to the front of the cleat.

After much frustration similar to your experiance, this is what works for me. I have now been squeakless for several months. Let me know if it works for you.
re: chorus pedals - major squeakqp-rider
Aug 25, 2002 7:22 PM
thanks flash...will try that. my cleat (the plastic part is badly worn, and I was about to order replacements...will try the soap tip as well.

it's amazing how something as small as a squeak can drive me crazy!
dirty/worn cleats or dirty pedalsColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2002 6:49 AM
clean the pedals and your cleats. make sure the cleats aren't needing replacement and put a few drops of white litening on the contact surfaces and the squeek should go away--at least for a bit. whenever i have to walk on dirt roads and get back into my pedals i get a squeek.
re: chorus pedals - major squeakSintesi
Aug 26, 2002 9:12 AM
Two places for creaks.
One is the soft rubber part underneath, don't spray this w/ W-D40 or Armor all 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. 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.

That was my experience anyhoo.
re: chorus pedals - major squeakqp-rider
Aug 27, 2002 12:23 PM
my first step is to replace the nylon portion...I've cleaned the pedals as best I can...next the silicone lubricant...thanks for the tip!