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Look pedal sqeeeeeeeeekkk(5 posts)

Look pedal sqeeeeeeeeekkkDeRosaOrBust
Aug 18, 2003 7:32 AM
I know this has been addressed a thousand times on these boards; howeversome, what is the best way to prevent this. I've been riding Looks off and on since I bought my first pair in 1986, but on last sat's ride, i'd never heard squeeking that bad. I put some grease on the pedals and that helped, but is there anything else that works better?
re: Look pedal sqeeeeeeeeekkkride_hard
Aug 18, 2003 7:54 AM
I corrected a (Look pedal) squeek problem by replacing the cleat on the corresponding shoe.

Hope this helps -
re: Look pedal sqeeeeeeeeekkkMVN
Aug 18, 2003 8:48 AM
I had the same problem and stumbled onto this solution: Every month, I clean my cleats and pedals with Finish Line's Bike Wash. This gets the dust and dirt out of the nooks and crannies that in my opinion, causes the squeak. Anyway, hope this helps.

Several theories exist . . .Look381i
Aug 18, 2003 9:48 AM
And suggested solutions:

1. The little rubber insert (remove it).
2. Burnished spots created by pedal wear (sand burnished spots or replace cleat).
3. Dirt and debris attach to cleat (clean cleat)
4. General cleat problem (lubricate cleat).

My own experience is that Look 206s and 256s never squeak. Only 396s do. I apply Armorall Exterior to cleat about every 150 miles to clean and lubricate. It works, but is a minor inconvenience.

Replacing cleats seems to work briefly, but it is not very convenient or cost effective.
Easy FixSherpa
Aug 19, 2003 12:14 AM
I had the same problem last year and it really got frustating ... the solution was easy. Spray your cleat with "Armour-all" car polish or an equivalent. I usually sprayed them the night before riding to allow sufficient drying time (which seemed to be key in squeak prevention longevity). I tried a lot of other things, but this worked best. Good luck.