Squeaky Keo's ?



gman0482

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Hey everyone,

I have the Look Keo Sprints, and a couple of rides ago I started to get a pretty loud squeak. At first I thought it was in the crank or a crack in carbon somewhere.

I narrowed it down to the front interface of the cleat that's rubbing on the nose of the pedal (side-to-side). I tried cleaning the surface and even sanded it down with fine paper.

What is the easiest, most effective solution ? New cleats ? WD-40 ?

Thanks,
-Greg
 

alfeng

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gman0482 said:
I have the Look Keo Sprints, and a couple of rides ago I started to get a pretty loud squeak. At first I thought it was in the crank or a crack in carbon somewhere.

I narrowed it down to the front interface of the cleat that's rubbing on the nose of the pedal (side-to-side). I tried cleaning the surface and even sanded it down with fine paper.

What is the easiest, most effective solution ? New cleats ? WD-40 ?
If the squeak is indeed coming from the front of the cleat, then try beeswax ... those YELLOW votive candles are beeswax.

Regular BAR soap is another possibility.

Rub the candle/soap/whatever on the upper & lower portion of the pedal which makes contact with the tip of the cleat ...
 

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gman0482 said:
Hey everyone,

I have the Look Keo Sprints, and a couple of rides ago I started to get a pretty loud squeak. At first I thought it was in the crank or a crack in carbon somewhere.

I narrowed it down to the front interface of the cleat that's rubbing on the nose of the pedal (side-to-side). I tried cleaning the surface and even sanded it down with fine paper.

What is the easiest, most effective solution ? New cleats ? WD-40 ?

Thanks,
-Greg

Spray Pledge..onto the pedal and on the cleat before the ride. Be careful walking, the cleats get slippery after spraying...PLUS a wonderful lemony smell!
 

dhk2

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Try spray lube with PTFE (Teflon). It works to stop squeaks on my speedplays; in fact it's what they recommend as routine lube for their cleats.