What do i need to install Look KEO Pedals?

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  1. jwroubaix

    jwroubaix New Member

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    I'm going to be installing Look KEO Sprint pedals tomorrow on my Specialized Roubaix. What tools will need? I don't have anything but an allen wrench. What else will I need? Do I need to grease the pedals before I install them. Is some special type of grease. Thanks
     
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  2. BikingBrian

    BikingBrian New Member

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    Yeah, that's all you need is an allen wrench (can't remember if it's an 8 or a 10 mm). I usually put grease on the threads, something like Phil's waterproof, or Dura-Ace grease. And contrary to popular myth, they don't need to be uber-tight - I tighten them to approximately .5 "grunt"s :D
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Most (but, not all) pedals can be installed with a 6mm Allen Wrench.
     
  4. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    I'm 98% sure they use an 8mm hex tool. The only reason I can see for doing this is that taking out more cro-mo from the spindle means they can brag about them being lighter. Silly.

    always grease pedal threads, coz they are one of the most common parts to seize if corrosion gets in there
     
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    thomas_cho New Member

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    100% sure abt using 8mm hex wrench. I got them on my bikes.
     
  6. jwroubaix

    jwroubaix New Member

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    What sort of grease should I use? All I have is what I lube my chain with. I think it's called pro gold? Is this okay.
     
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    Better off with any cheap lithium based grease that you get from the hardware/auto store.

    Prolink is great for chains, not so great for greasing stuff.

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    What he said....

    And yes, an 8mm hex wrench is what you want.
     
  9. jojoma

    jojoma New Member

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    Wow, I just had some sort of freaky "deja vu all over again" moment because I installed Look Keo Sprints on my Specialized Roubaix about a month ago. I screwed the pedal on with my finger (I sort of wedged my finger in there) because it required a huge hex which I did not have.
     
  10. Xsmoker

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    You need these.
     
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