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Pedal and Shoe Combination(6 posts)

Pedal and Shoe CombinationMr Lou
Jul 20, 2002 9:39 PM
Recently there has been an absolutely horrible creak developing from eith my pedal, shoe, or the combination of the two. I have LOOK PP396 pedals and Sidi Genius 3 road shoes. Any ideas on what the problem is. I can not figure it out.
Jul 20, 2002 11:18 PM
...happened to me for the first time today (thought it might be a combination of dirt and a top coat recently sprayed on the asphalt)... the only difference is I'm running G4's... I'll be interested in the responses...

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re: Pedal and Shoe Combinationgs6769
Jul 21, 2002 4:33 AM
Sounds like you may be another victim of the dreaded 'Look aluminum squeak'. Seems to happen with all Look pedals that have an aluminum housing. The cleat squeaks when contacting the pedal platform. Many solutions have been suggested, including cleaning contact points frequently, using White Lightning or other wax based lube, even Vaseline. I pretty much tried them all before going back to the Look 206 model which has a composite body. Never a squeak and they're cheaper and lighter than the aluminum Looks.
re: Pedal and Shoe CombinationCarbon fiber fanatik
Jul 21, 2002 4:46 AM
Easy one.. It's your pedal/cleat combo. In my opinion? "LOOK" pedals totally suck. That's why mine are now in the garbage along with those horrible plastic cleats. Sure, you can clean and lube them with every ride, but it only gets worse. In attempting to find a pedal I like, I recently stuck on Ultegra's that I found on sale for under a hundred bucks. They are light, stable and so far work realllllly well. Oh yeah, no more annoying noise.
This Is Really Weird...jromack
Jul 21, 2002 11:56 AM
I was cleaning off my LOOK pedals today and the paint rubbed off...underneath, I could read the words CERVELLO.
how worn are the cleats? (nm)velocity
Jul 21, 2002 12:53 PM