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Speedplay Lube Question(9 posts)

Speedplay Lube QuestionMike_nyc1
Sep 12, 2003 5:52 PM
Just got a pair of Speedplay X2's, due in no small part to some positive feedback recieved on this board. I have a question about the lubrication,though. They suggest putting dry grease on the cleat springs. Excuse my ignorance, but, could someone tell me what they mean by "cleat springs." I would assume they mean the metal bars inside the cleat that engage the pedal. But I don't see anything that resembles an actual "spring" as I know one.
Also, they recommend lubricating the grease port within the pedal itself with a Speedplay grease gun. How often should this be done and where can I pick up this grease gun?

You got it rightB2
Sep 12, 2003 6:11 PM
The U shaped piece of metal "springs" open when push down on the pedal so it can engage with the slots in the pedal.

They will get a bit squeeky if you don't lube the cleat. I've tried several things from Boeshield T-9 to spray silicone and found the best thing to be the Rock'n Roll Gold Lube (had it layin around since I didn't like it as a chain lube).

Good luck. You should enjoy them,
You got it rightMike_nyc1
Sep 12, 2003 6:15 PM
Thanx very much you saved me a lot of research.
grease gun here...NC_Jim
Sep 12, 2003 6:32 PM
re: Speedplay Lube Questioncoonass
Sep 13, 2003 5:17 AM
FWIW: I rub a candle around the springs and around the edges of the pedals. If you already have a grease-gun, you can buy a Chain Saw grease-fitting at any good hardware store (ACE for sure) for about $3 or $4....(it's tapered to fit in the opening)...
When they spin easily, time to lube the axelsTig
Sep 13, 2003 6:30 AM
Speedplays don't normally spin easily if you try to twirl them by hand. When they do, that is a sign they need more grease. The little grease ports can be purchased, as well as the replacement caps for afterward. I sometimes can remove the caps without damaging them too much, but not always.

I drip Pedro's Ice Wax in the cleats every few months. Do this with new cleats unless you like to fight to get clipped in (as I discovered a few weeks ago after replacing my cleats with new ones). Also, buy some cleat covers to prolong them when walking around.
better yet, "axles"! DOH! -nmTig
Sep 13, 2003 4:10 PM
Thanks for helping me out. All good suggestions.Mike_nyc1
Sep 13, 2003 6:56 AM
I spray my cleats with dry silicon ...Live Steam
Sep 14, 2003 6:15 PM
spray that is used for fly fishing. You can use any dry silicon. I use the fly fishing spray because it comes in a small bottle that fits in my tool box. Works great with no build-up. I spray them every other ride or so.