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"Loose" Look Pedal Question...(4 posts)

"Loose" Look Pedal Question...BowWow
Aug 19, 2003 10:06 PM
I just "inherited" a set of Look pedals, installed 'em and mounted the cleats on my shoes, and have a problem. The right pedal clicks in just fine, and feels solid. The left pedal, though, feels loose, and I twist out just by pedalling. I click in OK, but pop out way too easy. Is there a way to tighten the pedals? The cleats are new from the LBS. Is the pedal just worn out? HELP!!!!!!

Thanks!
Steve
re: "Loose" Look Pedal Question...Tom C
Aug 20, 2003 5:08 PM
Well, unless it's one of the several basic models that didn't allow tension adjustment there could be a hex head bolt on the underside of the pedal, or it may be just to the rear of the shoe plate on the topside of the pedal or as I said, on an old model such as my daughter's PP156 there may be none. Anyway if one is present, turning it clockwise increases tension. Some have detents, you should test one detent at a time. The hex size is 3mm, I think.
Dang! No adjusters...BowWow
Aug 20, 2003 6:57 PM
...guess it's just worn out. I rode for a couple of hours today and it didn't slip out unless I jumped on it really quick, or if my cadence topped 100 or so. Is it possible ot file the pedal to "sharpen" the stop?

Steve
Dang! No adjusters...Tom C
Aug 20, 2003 7:32 PM
The screw, if you had it would bear against a spring which heightens the tension when screwed clockwise. About your solution, I can't say.