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Time pedal Locked in! Help(2 posts)

Time pedal Locked in! HelpTommyRides
Apr 22, 2003 3:29 AM
IN moving to a road bike (from MTB of course), I was talked into Look's as a pedal choice. Once getting adjusted and fitted and some knee issues, I'm now finding that my right foot will get locked onto the pedal during rides. After riding, I'll brush out any dirt, debris, etc..and release is fine, but seeems more often than not, I'll be coming to a stop and find that I can barely release my right foot causing some panicked acrobatics!

My question, if the tension is set very light, is there some other adjustment or lubrication points to pay attention to so this doesn't happen? The cleats only have about 300 miles on them but should I change them? What is the culprit here and why only on one side?

Help appreciated!
Apr 22, 2003 7:18 AM
I don't know about your pedals- I use SPD-SLs, and even a quarter turn on the tension adjustment makes a huge difference in release tension. The tension indicators may look similar, but there can be quite a variation between L and R- these are designed to be light, not scientific instruments or tension.

Cleat wear often makes them too easy to disengage- and 300 miles is nothing.

I always unclip my left- I could go all day with my right locked in... are you left footed?