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Speed play 2's becoming hard to click in(5 posts)

Speed play 2's becoming hard to click inwolfereeno
Nov 5, 2002 4:25 PM
They're pretty new - about 700 miles on them. One of the cleats is getting really hard to click in. There's no crud or dirt caught behind the springs and they don't seem that worn. Any tips for losening the cleat up? Scraping the plastic area? Stretching out the spring? Lube?

Thanks
per the instructions....C-40
Nov 5, 2002 5:01 PM
The pedal and cleat both require fairly frequent lubrication with a dry chain lube or silicon spray to minimize friction and reduce wear on the springs and "bow ties".
Clean and dry lubeKerry
Nov 5, 2002 5:13 PM
The standard treatment is to clean them out and add some dry lube. This is one place where something like White Lightning actually is a useful lube.
Clean and dry lubegybeho
Nov 7, 2002 8:00 PM
I strip mine down once a week and spray tham with McLube Sailkote (I also race sailboats). Not cheap but the stuff.

Dan
Lube after every rideStewK
Nov 13, 2002 7:23 AM
I spoke to a rep at Speedplay because my right spring snapped twice this year. He said I should lube after every ride.