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Look pedal cleat replacement(6 posts)

Look pedal cleat replacementmtpisgah1
Aug 22, 2003 9:17 AM
At what point does a Look pedal cleat need to be replaced? How thin is too thin for the front of the cleat?
re: Look pedal cleat replacementstratoshark
Aug 22, 2003 10:35 AM
I've ridden them down to a dime's thickness in front, but that was before I saw a buddy break one during a hard effort on a group ride. The front of the cleat snapped off, his foot flew out of the pedal, busted is "equipment" on the top tube in his effort to stay behind the bars, then used the loose foot to skid/steer his way to a stop.

When you "need" to replace can depend on several factors. I replace mine when the three holes on the cleat bottom are worn away. They are usually squeaking badly by then, so out they go. The front edge is beginning to get an edge by that point and I can feel some slop (up and down movement) between cleat and pedal.

didn't notice mtpisgah1 at first, are you in NC?stratoshark
Aug 22, 2003 10:39 AM
I'm in Burlington, ride Mt. Mitchell, Burnsville, etc. Riding Bridge to Bridge for first time this year.
I am in the upstate of SC...mtpisgah1
Aug 22, 2003 5:53 PM
but ride in NC a lot. My wife and I mountain bike in NC almost every weekend and road ride from SC and sometimes head into NC. We live in Greenville.

Bride 2 Bridge is a lot of fun. I think it is easier than Mitchell. The last climb is harder than anything on Mitchell but overall, it is easier. I think it feels that way because you have been riding all season and are in better shape. Have you done Mitchell?

It is time to replace the cleats I guess. Thanks.
Yep, done Mitchell 3 timesstratoshark
Aug 23, 2003 6:13 AM
Rode it the last 2 years, plus rode for the first time in 1990.

I'm not much of a climber, but I enjoy climbing anyway. I'll be at Bridge, although due to work I haven't ridden as much this year as in years past. (Getting my excuses in early here!) I'll be on a huge red and yellow Landshark, probably wearing an Elon Bike Shop jersey and hanging around with some of my club members. Oh yeah, I'm 6'4" so I'm usually easy to spot too!

If you're there, stop by, I and some of the others would be interested in talking mountain biking with you. I'm a novice at it, but some of my friends race xc and downhill.

Have a great weekend!
re: Look pedal cleat replacementMikeDee
Aug 28, 2003 10:17 AM
There are three holes (i.e., wear gages) in the cleats near the 3 corners. When the cleat wears so the holes are no longer visible, it's time for replacement.