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Loctite for cleat bolts?(8 posts)

Loctite for cleat bolts?Alex-in-Evanston
Apr 4, 2002 9:30 AM
I've rattled the bolts loose on my campy cleats twice this spring. Is loctite the answer to this one?

Interesting note: The first time this happened both of the rear bolts on the right cleat fell out. It gave me unlimited float because my foot could pivot on the single front bolt. I only realized that I couldn't clip out when I got home (I unclip exclusively with the left at stoplights). I never even heard them fall out. I thought the retention setting was just loose.

Anyway - the loctite question. Any help is appreciated.

Alex
re: Loctite for cleat bolts?Jekyll
Apr 4, 2002 9:35 AM
I've never had a problem with my road cleats coming loose (Speedplay on Specialized "Team" shoes). I did have problems with my old Shimano MTB shoes and Time cleats. The bolts used to come loose with some regularity. A little blue loctite and all was well. Try a little bit - what can it hurt?
well...gtx
Apr 4, 2002 9:35 AM
I guess you missed this fun little discussion in Components the other day... ;)

http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?14@@.efa1f2b

Don't see why not. But be careful--if you strip the threads in your shoes you will be bummed.
re: Loctite for cleat bolts?netso
Apr 4, 2002 9:53 AM
loc-tite works. Use the blue not the red.
Teflon Tape....Meric
Apr 4, 2002 11:43 AM
I use Teflon tape on my cleat bolts. This holds my cleat bolts very tight and is still easy to remove when I need to adjust the cleat. You can buy teflon tape at any hardware store for under a dollar.
re: Loctite for cleat bolts?JimP
Apr 4, 2002 12:00 PM
Yes, loctite workes. Speedplay screws originally come with blue loctite on them. I now add some blue of my own whenever I have to remove the screws.
re: Loctite for cleat bolts?grzy
Apr 4, 2002 2:32 PM
Been able to keep most of my Campy cleat bolts in my shoes by installing them really tight. I wouldn't use anything stronger than blue loctite - sometimes getting old worn down bolts out can be though.
Loctite, pupleChen2
Apr 5, 2002 6:36 AM
The purple locktite is less strong than the blue. I buy it in hobby or craft shops.
~Al