Look Keo Blade 2 Help?

by craig749   April 24, 2014  

After buying some Look Keo Blade 2 pedals I used them for the first time today. My 15 mile ride to work was all ok however my 30 mile hilly ride home was not so good. Whenever I was climbing both in and out the saddle the right pedal/cleat was really clicky. It was almost like a popping noise.

People riding with me thought it was the bike as it was so loud. Has anyone experienced this? Can anyone advise what might be causing it? Before I take them back and risk looking stupid I'd rather try and solve the problem.

As always thanks in advance for your advice

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Are you 100% sure the cleat is secure on the shoe?

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posted by Flying Scot [522 posts]
24th April 2014 - 21:21

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Yes the cleat is as tight as I can get it.

Craig

posted by craig749 [23 posts]
24th April 2014 - 21:47

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Lubricate the metal plate with your chain oil. It's the rubber cap in the middle of the cleat rubbing against the pedal as you float, happens on Looks all the time. Pedal and cleat cleaning should be part of your regular maintenance anyway, so drop a bit of lube on every time you do your chain.

posted by Nick T [789 posts]
24th April 2014 - 21:49

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That's great Nick, I'll give that a try tomorrow. Hopefully that will do the job. Maybe this is a sign that I should have bought Speedplays!

Craig

posted by craig749 [23 posts]
24th April 2014 - 21:57

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with speedplay you'll be cleaning and lubing
more often .... I know Smile

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posted by therevokid [698 posts]
24th April 2014 - 22:04

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Same happened to me on the past two rides. Very annoying because it is quite loud and quite unlike normal squeaks and rattles. My cleats are also tightly secured. Will try Nick T's advice tomorrow.

posted by centurion48 [10 posts]
25th April 2014 - 3:50

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I had a similar problem try increasing the force required to release just a bit (make sure you can still get out of them though)

If someone's faster than you there obviously not going as far

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posted by Charliegr555 [16 posts]
1st May 2014 - 9:39

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Charliegr555 wrote:
I had a similar problem try increasing the force required to release just a bit (make sure you can still get out of them though)

Are you sure? I didn't think you could change the release tension on a Keo blade without changing the carbon "blade", which is why they sell them in 12nm and 16nm versions?

My blades got very noisy a couple of months ago. (Through trial and error I narrowed noise down to pedla - initially I thought it was BB.) Removed cleat from shoe and then threw away the little rubber bumper in the middle of the cleat. No noise.

posted by surly_by_name [142 posts]
1st May 2014 - 10:39

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I had a pair of Looks, from new they squeaked, annoying too as I liked them. Used both the rubber cleats and non rubber

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posted by Miles253 [197 posts]
1st May 2014 - 11:04

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Keo's always creak. Just have to live with it!

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posted by glynr36 [353 posts]
1st May 2014 - 11:17

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glynr36 wrote:
Keo's always creak. Just have to live with it!

It was so annoying I couldn't live with it, plus when you buy something I kind of expected it to work. So I switched to Time Smile

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posted by Miles253 [197 posts]
1st May 2014 - 22:22

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After another ride I've given up on the pedals! Bought some Dura Ace pedals which are brilliant and more importantly don't squeak or click!

Thanks for all your feedback/advice Smile

Craig

posted by craig749 [23 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 15:33

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Miles253 wrote:
glynr36 wrote:
Keo's always creak. Just have to live with it!

It was so annoying I couldn't live with it, plus when you buy something I kind of expected it to work. So I switched to Time Smile

It's not that it doesn't work, I can't fault the sets I have.
Just creak and squeak, I found its worse then the pedal/cleat are dirty or the cleats are wearing too much.

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posted by glynr36 [353 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 18:29

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Bought 16 Nm Blade 2 for me and 12 Nm for the Mrs.

The Mrs doesn't ride as much as me, but they squeak.

My pair squeak like h*ll! I've tried everything. Have even taken them apart and lubed them three times.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the cleats, as suggested all over the Internet.

posted by Martin R-L [1 posts]
17th August 2014 - 12:39

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