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Squeaky cleat / pedal interface(6 posts)

Squeaky cleat / pedal interfaceOver-the-Hill
May 18, 2002 1:35 PM
I have Look 357 pedals and wear Sidi Titan shoes (red cleats). There is a very annoying squeak when I pedal, mostly from the right side. It is most noticeable when I climb, but shows up sporadically even on level ground. I have tried applying White Lightning and light oil to the front and bottom of the cleat. This seems to work for a few miles, then ... SQUEAK!!.

This problem first cropped up with my last pair of shoes (not Sidis), so I believe it may be a function of the pedal more than the shoes.

Any suggestions?
sand/dirt?MaRider
May 18, 2002 2:56 PM
I have this problem too, and it's usually caused by dirty cleats/pedals. Next time, take off your Sidis before taking a long walk on the beach. :)
re: Squeaky cleat / pedal interfacemwood
May 18, 2002 4:15 PM
I think it is just something with the Look design. Light lubricants, as you say, don't work for more than a couple of miles.
My friend gave me some wax type stuff , I can't remember what it is called (white wax? bee's wax?). It works great, quiets everything down, and lasts for a few rides before I need to clean the pedals and reapply.
re: Squeaky cleat / pedal interfaceTanks
May 18, 2002 5:55 PM
I second the wax. Seems to work much longer than oil.
re: Squeaky cleat / pedal interfaceJL
May 18, 2002 6:26 PM
Spray Silicone Lubricant works for me. Usually happens to me more as the cleats are starting to wear too much. You may want to check that also.

Happy (quiet) riding.

JL
Yes to silicone spray.Sintesi
May 20, 2002 9:29 AM
Try just spraying under the portion where the front of the cleat interfaces with the pedal loop. I've found most squeaks come from this area not the bottom of the cleat.

That is annoying - good luck.