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Anybody's right LOOK-style cleat coming loose and shifting?(6 posts)

Anybody's right LOOK-style cleat coming loose and shifting?filly
Aug 12, 2003 9:21 AM
With right-handed threads on the right shoe, every time you kick your heel out to release, you are stressing the fixing screws in the counter-clockwise (loosening) direction. The left cleat is fine--you actually tighten the bolts when unclipping. Is LOCTITE the answer?
All the more reason...filtersweep
Aug 12, 2003 9:45 AM
All the more reason to unclip with the left at lights, stop signs, etc... (I always find it interesting which foot people choose- I'd rather have my "strong" leg already clipped in).

It is a delicate issue- I've stripped the threads on the bolt sleeves on a shoe- ONCE -and was not happy. It was not easily repaired.
All the more reason...orange_julius
Aug 12, 2003 10:08 AM
Another reason to unclip your left foot is because your
chainring is on the right hand side. By doing that you
avoid the all-too-familiar slickmark on your right calf.
Unclip your better coordinated foot.dzrider
Aug 12, 2003 10:37 AM
Mine is my right and I don't have any trouble with Look cleats or chain ring tattoos. Have thought of getting a real tattoo of a chainring dripping blood.
Unclip your better coordinated foot.TNSquared
Aug 12, 2003 11:48 AM
I naturally tend to unclip my right foot, but I make a point to mix it up and unclip either foot during the course of each ride. I figure it's good practice for an emergency stop when I may not have the luxury of time to get my "preferred" foot into a decent position to clip out.
^^ smart, and will help with 'cross, too ^^ nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 12, 2003 12:03 PM