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speedplay problems...any solutions?(6 posts)

speedplay problems...any solutions?nyrider
Jul 28, 2001 12:41 PM
My speedplays are great, except they won't stay in one place for more than one ride. I have to tighten them every ride, or the base plate starts slipping around. Somebody suggested Loctite but I'm afraid that, at this point, the screws are going to be locked in and the base is going to continue to slide around. Any suggestions? And in addition: do I have to buy the entire set-up or can I just get a new base plate and screws? Thanks ahead of time....
re: speedplay problems...any solutions?Woof the dog
Jul 28, 2001 1:35 PM
you mean the 3-hole plastic plate that is in contact with your shoe? All loctite is gonna do is keep screws from losening up. I don't see how the plate will keep loosening. If you continue tightening, you will loosen up all the threads in the nut in the shoe, then it is the pain in the ... to replace those, if its even possible. But theoretically speaking, you would strip the screws first because they are designed to strip first. In any case, it shouldn't come to that, loctite is not gonna hurt anything, i don't think. I'd replace the screws too, just in case.
Woof the dog
re: speedplay problems...any solutions?Woof the dog
Jul 28, 2001 1:36 PM
maybe another thing is that you squished the plastic plate too much, in that case you will have to get whole new cleats, i think.
re: speedplay problems...any solutions?Skip
Jul 28, 2001 1:42 PM
You need to get the black screws from Speedplay. I had the same problem of the base plate shifting positions with each ride, but these harder screws with blue Loctite on the threads solved the problem. I put a fresh drop of the blue Locktite on each screw as I installed it, let it dry 24 hours, and has held fine.
Get Bebopsclimberted
Jul 28, 2001 7:44 PM
No just kidding. I like my bebops, a buddy of mine had the same problem and blue loctite worked.
I had 1st gen. Speedplays and had similar...MrCelloBoy
Jul 30, 2001 6:55 AM
There were 8 screws in two layers of adjusting plates. It was always the most hidden layer that losened first, and it waited until my expsed screwheads on the outside were nice and scraped up from walking. I tried blue locktite and tightening the crap out of them as suggested by the LBS. Currently they're OK but I hope thy've improved on this!