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Look Pedal Question(4 posts)

Look Pedal QuestionBiff
Dec 14, 2001 2:48 PM
I decided to try Look pedals after years of riding SPDs.
I purchased a pair on closeout at a very good price and put them on the bike. I mounted the Red Arc cleats on my shoes and took off. I was amazed at the resistance I felt in terms of float. I took a close look at the cleat and realized that the little black rubber doohickey was the reason the cleat could not move freely in the float range. What is the function of this doohickey and what will happen if I remove it?
The rubber insert is used for grip when walking...Cima Coppi
Dec 14, 2001 2:53 PM
You can remove it, but beware on slippery surfaces.

The rubber insert is used for grip when walking...mickey-mac
Dec 14, 2001 3:05 PM
I agree and wouldn't remove them if I were you. Give the cleats a few rides to wear in just a bit. I always found that a new pair of Look cleats seemed a bit tight at first. You also should be able to adjust the tension on the pedals.
re: Look Pedal QuestionRoadfrog
Dec 14, 2001 3:08 PM
I beleive the little rubber doohickey is there to add a little traction. I have it on my shoes and the float works fine. HOP