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Metal Campy Cleats?(9 posts)

Metal Campy Cleats?MP
Apr 3, 2002 2:58 PM
Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes Campy shoe cleats out of metal? I can't over the fact that they ship plastic cleats with the pedals. Are Look pedal cleats also plastic?
this is the biggest knock on campy cleatsSlipstream
Apr 3, 2002 3:31 PM
I don't know of any place either. Good question if there is an answer. ;>) and if there is no answer, well, there are no dumb questions just dumb posts (yours and mine excluded)
3 pointsKerry
Apr 3, 2002 4:46 PM
1. Metal cleats would cause significant wear to the pedals.

2. Look cleats are plastic.

3. If you use cleat covers, your Campy plastic cleats can last a long time.
Do Look covers work on Pro-Fit cleats?Sintesi
Apr 4, 2002 5:59 AM
I've never seen Campy cleat covers. Thx.
Look covers sort of workColnagoFE
Apr 4, 2002 7:47 AM
They are a bit loose, but they stay on OK if you don't have to do a lot of walking.
Apr 3, 2002 5:42 PM
Actually the Campy cleat has both metal and plastic parts in contact with the pedal. The Look cleat is entirely plastic. When you replace a Campy cleat you reuse the metal part and just replace the plastic bit. Ultimately steel on steel is OK, but steel on aluminum is not.
Kool Covers will workIcefrk13
Apr 4, 2002 7:25 AM
I just orderd a pair of Look Cool covers from Colorado Cyclist and the seem to fit fine over the campy cleats. It is my first pair of no metal cleats as well.
DOn't know what the big deal isColnagoFE
Apr 4, 2002 7:46 AM
Looks are plastic as well. I had my first set last me almost 2 years and those were supposedly the "bad" cleats that wore too fast. Just replaced them and they cost me about $13. The metal part doesn't need to be replaced as often and that is good as it is about $35 I think. Metal SPDs seem to wear just about the same. Think how much a metal Campy cleat would weigh!
re: Metal Campy Cleats?MP
Apr 4, 2002 8:20 AM
Thanks for sharing your info on this subject folks.