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Squeaking LOOK 357 pedals(5 posts)

Squeaking LOOK 357 pedalsmmaggi
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 cleatsjw25
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.
good luckgrandemamou
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