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The famous LooK squeak(6 posts)

The famous LooK squeakixiz
Apr 21, 2001 11:15 AM
Whats causing the famous look squeak and squak ?
Im about to toss these darn noisy pedals and cleats

What do you guys do to eliminate it or whats causing it
Is it the cleat to shoe contact or is it cleat to pedals or is it the adapter plate ....????

thanks
re: The famous LooK squeakAD14
Apr 21, 2001 12:23 PM
I dont understand it. I run mine tight and clean[cleat] and have never heard any noises. I was the first to use them in my area and that was the mid 80's. In thosands of miles nary a squeek. I am very fussy about the cleats being clean and tight and I like to run the pedals at or near max for tightness.
I feel your paingrandemamou
Apr 21, 2001 12:32 PM
What model are you refering to? I have a new set of pp357's and they are driving me crazy. Tried lube, armorall pledge,paste wax you name it.

Look is the only clipless system I have ever used. I began using them in late 80's. When I built up my new bike I used pp357. They began squeeking at about 200 miles. I have about 1300 miles on it and the noise is unbearable. I tried everything even posted here for suggestions but nothing worked.

Bottom line I took it back to my LBS and Look will replace. I don't know if this will do any good but it's worth a shot. I really like Looks. They are fairly inexpensive few moving parts and are virtually bomb proof. I hope this gets resolved or I may have to sever a long relationship with Look.
I feel your painAD14
Apr 21, 2001 2:34 PM
These are an older model-pp176 carbons. Before that i had the original white looks-Idont know the number. I was going to to put 357's on my next bike but so many have commented about the noises they make I may have to go to another pedal with a large platform.
periodic cleat replacementtommyb
Apr 22, 2001 2:52 AM
The most likely source of the squeak is the cleat, not the pedal. They are a consumable, and need to be replaced when the wear indicator is no longer visible. Look for two small holes near the back of the cleat. If you can't see them, replace the cleats. You need to do this every 2000 miles or so, more frequently if you walk on them a lot.
re: The famous LooK squeakArt P
Apr 22, 2001 5:15 AM
I had this problem with a lesser model a couple of years ago (pp247)I think.I found it was'nt the cleat in my case but the plastic back piece that hinges to let the cleat in and out.I lubed it by pulling it back and aplied lube (tri flo) to where it pivots.I only had to do this once when I first bought them and they have ben quiet ever since.

good luck
Art P