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Squeeky pedals(13 posts)

Squeeky pedalsphotobike
Dec 2, 2002 7:09 AM
I have Look padals that always squeek. Does anyone know a solution to this. It would be much appreciated.
There is none. nmOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2002 8:21 AM
So farburdiman
Dec 2, 2002 8:24 AM
I used two of the "square washers" that Look provides with the cleats (had extras) and put them between the shoe and the cleat at the front attachment screw. So far (750 miles) no squeeks and the cleat/pedal stability hasn't suffered.
Clean and de-grease all parts very well. Works for me. (nm)Spunout
Dec 2, 2002 9:14 AM
SmoothnessEager Beagle
Dec 2, 2002 9:38 AM
Make sure you keep your cleats smooth - file off the rough that happens when you walk on them (and get covers) - I have found that they squeak only when you have rough contact areas.

Some use furniture polish on the pedal contact points too.
Wax or soap around the edges of the cleat - nmdzrider
Dec 2, 2002 10:53 AM
The solution is PP206 pedals...PsyDoc
Dec 2, 2002 12:01 PM
...they have a composite body/platform and are lighter than the other Look pedals. I have ridden Look pedals for about 15 years and always dreaded the "faithful day" when the squeak would arrive. Last year, I bought a pair of PP206 pedals, on the recommendation of Doug Sloan, and have been squeak free ever since.
And a strong secondRay Sachs
Dec 5, 2002 7:51 AM
The old Shimano Look style pedals didn't (and don't) squeak for some reason, but of the current line, only the 206 is squeak free. I've been using a set of 206s for a couple of years and no squeaks. And they're light and simple - haven't found a downside.

-Ray
Black SpotsLigon
Dec 2, 2002 12:48 PM
Take a look at your cleats and if you have black spots on them take some sandpaper and sand until the spots are gone. This sometimes is a pain in the ass but very effective.

Hope this helps,
Ligon
Armor All on the cleats is a common "fix" (nm)Kerry
Dec 2, 2002 5:23 PM
obvious questionvelocity
Dec 3, 2002 8:19 AM
Are your cleats worn out? Look recommends replacing them when the small holes are worn away. When these holes are completely worn away mine start to squeek. I replace them. No more squeek.
what works for metarwheel
Dec 3, 2002 9:55 AM
I've tried all the recommended solutions -- cleaning, Armor All, soap, grease. What works best for me is take some sandpaper or an emery board and sand down the contact points where the red cleats rub the pedals. The cleats turn grayis black where they rub the pedals, and just sand the cleat until the gray coating wears off. Squeak then goes away until the next time it needs sanding. Lithium grease sticks work OK, but it has to be reapplied often. Also, make sure you wear cleat covers when walking around.
Keep them clean and new cleats every 2000 miles. (nm)Quack
Dec 3, 2002 12:27 PM