|Squeaking LOOK 357 pedals||mmaggi|
Jul 12, 2001 9:34 AM
|Actually, I don't know if it's the pedals or the cleats that are squeaking. I think it's the cleats.
I've dismounted, cleaned and greased (WD-40) them. The screws are real tight.
I've also greased (WD-40) the pedals.
Any other advice?
Thanks in advance.
|Make sure your cleat is in the proper position for you...||Mabero|
Jul 12, 2001 9:58 AM
|If it isn't then you might be clamped in say at 3 degrees when you're body wants you at 4 degrees. Therefore you foot will naturally put pressure on the right side of the cleat and could cause it to squeek.
I had this occur to me and it was the result of being off by a half of a degree...It's funny you know...
Bike Happy. Bike Long. Go Farther but no in an Isuzu.
|try bar soap on the cleats||jw25|
Jul 12, 2001 11:26 AM
|That's what I've heard as a hint. I find WD-40 to not leave much lubrication behind once it evaporates, so I use silicone spray on my pedals and cleats. For metal cleats, it also helps prevent rust after rain rides, flushes grit out of cable housings, and quite a bit else, too.|
Jul 12, 2001 12:55 PM
|I had the same thing happen with a new pair of 357's. It started at about 1k miles and progressively got worse. I tried tri lube,pledge, armorall and new cleats. The more miles I put on them the worse they got. My LBS sent them back to Look and I got a new pair. I've only got about 600 miles on the new ones but I'm not too hopeful.
I noticed that the cleat retention mechanisim appears different than on my other two pairs. If these don't work out I'll probably go with pro fit. I tried speedplay but there was too much float for my taste.
|Use "White Lightning" on the pedal (nm)||Mabero|
Jul 13, 2001 6:05 AM