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squeeky pedals(11 posts)

squeeky pedalsklippur
Dec 9, 2002 3:13 PM
I've got look pedals and are they ever squeeky, especially when I am climbing and therefore pulling up on them more. Do other people have this problem and what do they do about it?
Most people get squeeks from looks but.....High Gear
Dec 9, 2002 4:09 PM
if you change to the black fixed cleats you won't get it anymore. Thats why I changed over to Time Impacts. Shimano has a Look style pedal thats out now and it may not have that problem.
Several optionsKerry
Dec 9, 2002 4:25 PM
The most common solution is to put some sort of dry lube on the cleat. Things like Armor All, White Lightning, furniture polish or plain candle wax. This assumes the noise is from the cleat/pedal interface. It could also be the screws that hold the cleat to the shoe. Grease the threads and tighten firmly. Beyond that, the noise could be all kinds of things besides your pedals.
Yep, Spray on silicone lubricant works great on platics as well.Sintesi
Dec 10, 2002 8:02 AM
WD40 WD40 WD40PeterRider
Dec 9, 2002 5:06 PM
the best solutionmanicoti
Dec 10, 2002 4:33 AM
You will never fully get rid of the problem. I have the red cleats and I get squeaks as well. If you look around the edges, so may see some black buildup. Take an emory board or some fine grit sand paper and lightly sand it off till it is gone. It will last a few rides depending on what conditions you are riding in. I don't know about the black cleats. It takes about 20 seconds per cleat and is a minor detail. I promise it works. I tried lube, rubbing soap on it, and tolerating it, all tono avail. I don't remember where I saw this tip originally, so I can't give credit.
the even better best solutionmotta
Dec 10, 2002 6:06 AM
Get new pedals. With all the choices of pedal systems available why would anyone put up with creaks and squeaks? With the limited amount of time available for riding, the last thing I want is the annoying sound of a creaky Look pedal on my bike or a ride mates bike.
Dec 10, 2002 7:29 AM
I'm now using Looks that squeak-n-creak and have previously used Campy Records. I didn't like the Records too much as I found them very unpredictable when engaging/disengaging -- I love the feel of the Looks.

SPDs, Time, etc?

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Dec 10, 2002 8:00 AM
Speedplay. No more knee problems, no worries about cleat alignment and the cleats last forever, lightweight. It takes a couple miles to get used to the float, engagement etc but it is worth it.
wasteful to buy new pedals, thanks for the suggestionsklippur
Dec 10, 2002 1:55 PM
I think I will try some of those suggestions, it seems kind of wasteful to me to go out and buy new pedals if the ones I have are prefectly fine and I like them but they just squeek a little. Also I am a poor student that could not afford to replace everything on my bike that had a minor cosmetic flaw.
I made my mind up one day while suffering on a long climb, youHigh Gear
Dec 10, 2002 6:28 PM
- know one of those tough ones when you feel like you want to crawl out of your skin and that damn squeak..squeak...squeak!....My mind was made up that day, never again!