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Suggestions for New Pedal Systems(22 posts)

Suggestions for New Pedal SystemsFranchise
Feb 18, 2003 2:06 PM

I am going to get rid of all of my Look 357's for some real pedals in order to lose some weight on my bike, and get rid of the freakin' squeaking going on.

I would appreciate any suggestions you may have. I am currently looking at the new stuff from Shimano, Time, and Speedplay. Thanks in advance!
re: Suggestions for New Pedal Systemswookieontherun
Feb 18, 2003 2:08 PM
I love my speedplay 0 TI's They rule!
re: Suggestions for New Pedal SystemsFranchise
Feb 18, 2003 2:23 PM
Do you have any problems with the cleats? I like a wide platform, but a lot of people have suggested the speedplays. Are the Zero Ti's the ones that have little to no float? Just asking because that is my preference.
re: Suggestions for New Pedal Systemsweiwentg
Feb 18, 2003 2:39 PM
the Zeros have adjustable float, 0-15 degrees. if you like wide platforms, two other options are Campy Pro-fits and Time Impacts. if you want the higher-end version, the Impacts are rather expensive (as in, more so than the Pro-Fits), but have an enormous platform, plus lateral float. I think the Campys are lighter.
personally, I ride speedplays (X series), but I am a rather small rider. if the cleats are treated with care, there should be few problems. don't walk in dirt or snow.
re: Suggestions for New Pedal SystemsFranchise
Feb 18, 2003 5:25 PM
Thanks for the input. No worries about dirt or snow, just cleat wear. Have you heard any feedback o nthe Zeros?
re: Suggestions for New Pedal Systemsmike r
Feb 18, 2003 2:31 PM
try campag pedals.
I went from look 357 to campags record (the older pro-fit) they are a huge improvement. very very secure, I have never even come close to pulling out of the pedal, and thats at low tension.
plus they're light and have a wide platform
re: Suggestions for New Pedal SystemsFranchise
Feb 18, 2003 2:33 PM

Is the platform large like the looks? Also, do the cleats wear quickly? What type of shoe would I need? Do the cleats mount on look compatible shoes? Thanks!
re: Suggestions for New Pedal Systemsmike r
Feb 21, 2003 6:39 AM
the platform is slightly smaller than the looks, but i don't notice the difference. the cleats seem to last a little longer than the looks, there is a metal part that clips into the spring mechanism and the plastic section clips into the front.
they have the same bolt pattern as the look system.
re: Suggestions for New Pedal SystemsFranchise
Feb 21, 2003 7:54 AM

Thanks for the input. Right now, Campy Pedals and Shimano pedals are the ones I think I will buy. The nice thing with the campy pedals are that they are campy, and they are ergobrain compatible.
I really like my Speedplay X2'sUprwstsdr
Feb 18, 2003 2:59 PM
I weigh 225 and have not had a problem with them, and have never pulled out of them.
If you are still considering Look...PsyDoc
Feb 18, 2003 3:24 PM
...then go with the PP206's. They have a composite body (i.e., no sqeak) and are lighter than any other Look pedal. They also have a wider platform than the 357's. I got tired of the dreaded "Look Squeak" from my 357's and, based on a recommendation from this board, bought the 206's. I have had them for a little over a year now and have never heard a squeak or had any problems with them.
Q's about the 206'scarpe_podium
Feb 18, 2003 3:35 PM
Are the 206's econo or cheap pedals (have lower quality bearings, non-sealed, etc.)? I have Looks on my commuter and am getting tired of the squeak too. Appreciate your input.
They're fairly cheap, so...Ray Sachs
Feb 19, 2003 10:50 AM
...the bearings probably aren't the best. But I've been running a pair for three years now without any problems and without any squeaking. The only Looks I'll ride except for the old Shimanos.

If you are still considering Look...Franchise
Feb 18, 2003 5:26 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm going to try something new, though. Do the 206's have any adjustability on tension?
re: Suggestions for New Pedal Systemsbcm119
Feb 18, 2003 4:02 PM
I ride Looks (337s) because I like the big platform, and I find them easiest to get in to. I haven't had any squeeking problems. I tried Campy Pro-fits for a year and I didn't like them. I found them to be really finicky to get into- I thought I'd get used to it but never warmed up to them. Also, the float is not as free as Looks- they have a little less float and its not as smooth. I've always wanted cooler looking pedals, but I just love the feel of Looks. Try the 206's if the squeeking bothers you- I believe they have the same quality bearings as the rest, just less adjustability and not aluminum.
re: Suggestions for New Pedal SystemsFranchise
Feb 18, 2003 5:27 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear about the bad experience with Campy Pro-Fits. They've gotten positive feedback thus far.
have you looked at Bebops?cyclopathic
Feb 19, 2003 8:54 PM
they're similar to Speedplays.. cheaper and lighter plus cleats last much longer they designed for off road abuse. Maintenance wise all you need to do is lube springs once in a while.
have you looked at Bebops?Franchise
Feb 20, 2003 5:44 AM
I'll check them out. Thanks for the suggestion!
It would be difficult to justify anything else than...Bruno S
Feb 19, 2003 9:15 PM
the Looks 206. Least expensive and lighter of all Look pedals. And because they are made of plastic they don't squeak. "New stuff" works but Look pedals are the best. Go ahead and experiment but you may likely return to Looks. I used SPD and SPD-R. Looks just work better. My advice is to put the extra more money on the shoes not on the pedals. Sidis Genius 4 are highly recommended.
It would be difficult to justify anything else than...Franchise
Feb 20, 2003 5:45 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'm looking into Sidi's, to replace my Northwave Evolutions, but I'm having a hard time figuring out my size. Any suggestions?
Try them on? (nm)Ray Sachs
Feb 20, 2003 7:04 AM
I hate Sidiscyclopathic
Feb 20, 2003 7:49 AM
even if it's correct size for whatever reason they don't fit my foot right. Out of all brands Diadora is best fit for my feet.