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Look Cleats....(9 posts)

Look Cleats....AFrizzledFry
Dec 19, 2002 7:43 AM
how do i shut them up? the creaking is driving me insane!!!
re: Look Cleats....husker
Dec 19, 2002 7:50 AM
Lube the pedal's contact points? That works for mine.
re: Look Cleats....Woof the dog
Dec 20, 2002 10:28 AM
blue ski wax
on the forward tip of the pedal
re: Look Cleats..../go to your local HD or Lowe's and get...RTC
Dec 19, 2002 8:36 AM
either white lithium spray or a white lithium stick(hard to find) and spray some on the pedal. Make sure that you spray on the very tip of the pedal. Using the little red applicator makes it easier to get into the tight spots. This is where most of the noise comes from. Get into the creases of the pedal real good. Also get some on the whole pedal, but focusing more on the tip. Let dry overnight. This is not a cure all, but really does good for me.

Seems like mine get worse in either humid conditions or when I've ridden in the rain a lot.

re: Look Cleats....manicoti
Dec 19, 2002 8:55 AM
If they are the red cleats, look for a little black mark at the contact points. Take an emory board and buf them till they are gone. Only lasts a few rides. Keep your pedals and cleats clean and it will last longer.
that's what works best for me -- sanding cleatstarwheel
Dec 19, 2002 12:16 PM
I've tried all the suggested remedies (lube, grease, armor all, etc.) and what works best for me is to periodically sand down the black marks at contact points on the red cleats. also make sure you where cleat covers while walking around
Try this....SS_MB-7
Dec 19, 2002 9:29 AM
I had the same problem with my red Look 396 cleats. After reading through the archives, I tried a couple remedies. The one that has seemed to have worked the best was installing an extra rectangular washers under the front of the cleat between the cleat and sole of the shoe.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
re: Look Cleats....No_sprint
Dec 19, 2002 9:49 AM
I use black cleats with the float on 3. No creak, not that I've noticed. I've heard of people just spraying the entire pedal with Armor All.
re: Look Cleats....scary slow
Dec 19, 2002 10:57 AM
I popped the little rubber gromet in the center of the cleat more squeek. I read it somewhere, I think one of Leonard Zinn's tech columns on Velo News.