Look Cleats

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  1. Graham

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    Does anyone on here who uses Look cleats, remove the little
    black rubber = thing in the midle of the cleat ? If so what
    is the difference ?

    TIA

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  2. >Does anyone on here who uses Look cleats, remove the little
    >black rubber = thing in the midle of the cleat ? If so what
    >is the difference ?

    No - that's the thing, when worn flat, is supposed to be
    telling you you need new cleats - if I recall correctly. But
    I could be wrong ;-)

    Cheers, helen s

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  3. On Mon, 15 Mar 2004 14:55:10 +0000 (UTC), Graham wrote:

    > Does anyone on here who uses Look cleats, remove the
    > little black rubber thing in the midle of the cleat ? If
    > so what is the difference ?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Graham

    I don't remove it, thinking it was there to provide at
    least a tiny bit of grip on slippery floors. Could be
    wrong though.
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  4. I always thoughth the Little Rubber Thingy (tm) was to give
    additional gription on diesel soaked streets and wooden
    staircases and. And things.

    But this is probably wrong too.

    Look cleats are irredeemably worn out when they unclip
    themselves when accelerating away from the lights...

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  5. Bob

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    dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:

    >>Does anyone on here who uses Look cleats, remove the
    >>little black rubber = thing in the midle of the cleat ? If
    >>so what is the difference ?
    >
    > No - that's the thing, when worn flat, is supposed to be
    > telling you you need new cleats - if I recall correctly.
    > But I could be wrong ;-)

    You're thinking of the little hole in the curved bit at the
    front of the cleat. When that's disappeared then it's time
    to replace them. I've managed to break a Look cleat by not
    replacing them at this point before, don't want to repeat
    the experience.

    Cheers,

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  6. Bob

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    Graham wrote:

    > Does anyone on here who uses Look cleats, remove the
    > little black rubber thing in the midle of the cleat ? If
    > so what is the difference ?

    I slip and slid all over the place when I'm walking on my
    Look cleats, I hate to think what would happen if I took out
    the grip... I'd just leave it in, unless you're *really*
    anal about weight saving... ;-)

    Cheers,

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  7. Pete Biggs

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    Graham wrote:
    > Does anyone on here who uses Look cleats, remove the
    > little black rubber thing in the midle of the cleat ? If
    > so what is the difference

    The little black rubber thing provides a buffer between
    pedal and cleat to prevent play and also to add some
    friction to the float, and possibly reduce wear as well.

    I like as little friction as possible so I tried removing
    them. Good result with brand new (PP396) pedals - made float
    nice and free* - but eventually caused annoying clicking on
    the upstroke as the pedal surfaces wore. Shave just a bit
    off for a compromise.

    The grip when walking business is probably a red herring
    because the things are so small.

    The wear indicators are the little holes in the cleats.

    * not everyone will like the skating-on-ice feel.

    ~PB
     
  8. >I slip and slid all over the place when I'm walking on my
    >Look cleats, I hate to think what would happen if I took
    >out the grip... I'd just leave it in, unless you're
    >*really* anal about weight saving... ;-)
    >

    Kool Kovers. With Kool Kovers I *don't* slip at all in Look
    cleats on my road shoes

    Cheers, helen s

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  9. Graham

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    rubber thing in the midle of the cleat ? If so what is the
    difference ?

    TIA

    Graham

    Thanks for the deluge of replies. I knew that they were
    not wear = indicators and as I already use KoolKovers they
    were not for grip. The = float idea seems most likely.

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  10. Bob

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    dirtylitterboxofferingstospammers wrote:

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    > Kool Kovers. With Kool Kovers I *don't* slip at all in
    > Look cleats on my road shoes

    Kool Kovers? Sounds like something a trendy 12 year old
    would wear... ;-)

    Cheers,

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  11. Msa

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  12. Jon Senior

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    "Dave Larrington" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Look cleats are irredeemably worn out when they unclip
    > themselves when accelerating away from the lights...

    I once had a pair that wore in a manner that meant I could
    clip in but clipping out became harder and harder. After
    my second ever clipless-induced fall I decided that I
    should probably replace them. Never did work out how it
    happened though!

    Jon
     
  13. Pete Biggs

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  14. Helen Ms Kewl S wrote:

    > I was introduced to the Joy of Kool Kovers by the NG. They
    > are excellent and worth every penny.
    >
    > See http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?rng_ID=14

    It seems that the ownership of these things "Makes walking
    into cafe's easier". Cafe's what? Doors? Tables? Pet
    unicorn? Eh? EH?

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  15. Msa

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    ptangerine {remove_fruit}@biggs.tc says...
    > The MD ones won't be exactly the same things. Dunno if as
    > good. Kool Kovers are rubber and have a handy tab for
    > removal.
    >

    Mike's ones are rubber, but they have no tab. A tab
    would make it easier to remove I admit, but it's not a
    major problem.

    For £2 though guess it's worth getting the better ones.

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