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Is it just me? (Look-style pedals)(7 posts)

Is it just me? (Look-style pedals)Jay18
May 21, 2003 12:05 PM
About a month ago I got a pair of Shimano PD-7750s. These are the first real road pedals I've had and the first Look-style pedals I have used. Previously I had Shimano SPD Mtb pedals on my road bike. When I first used the 7750s I had some problems clipping into the pedal. I figured with some practice I would be able to do this without thinking or looking, but after a month it's still an adventure. At this point it's easier to take a quick look down than to fumble around with the pedal. I know I'm not the most coordinated person in the world. I also look at my feet when my wife insists that I dance with her. So, it is just me or does anyone else have a problem with this style of pedal?

Yes, it is....................nmMR_GRUMPY
May 21, 2003 12:42 PM
It's just a different motion...biknben
May 21, 2003 1:27 PM
With the spd style pedals you step down, twist your foot around to find the exact position, then push down. It's similar with Look-style pedals but different enough that it takes time to get used to.

With the Look-style pedals, you have to move your foot forward across the pedal so that it flips in the right direction and engages the front of the cleat. Then you step down applying pressure to the heel to clip in. If you were to just step down the pedal may flip up-side-down and you end up fumbling around with it. I used them for 10 years but now I'm happy I don't any more.

Compare it to a ski binding if it helps. You have to put the toe in first. Then push down to clip in.
Most of us need to look down fairly often - get used to it (nm)Kerry
May 21, 2003 4:40 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one...still have to look occassionallyKG 361
May 21, 2003 6:09 PM
Have you adjusted the tension? -nmfiltersweep
May 21, 2003 4:42 PM
That's why they call 'em LOOKS :O) nmLive Steam
May 21, 2003 5:07 PM