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I understand a little extra loctite threadlock is good when fitting speedplay cleats in addition to that already on the screws.

Question is which one to get and where can I get it.

I understand there are different grades 222 to 270 with 270 being permament.

Halfords only appear to have 248, is this good enough?.

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MattT53 [146 posts] 2 years ago
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Not sure with locktite I've never been able to track it down so I've used this;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thread-locker-Medium-Strength-Blue/dp/B0045UQ8GQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370863054&sr=8-1&keywords=threadlocker

Medium strength and non permanent being the important bits I reckon. And yes you definitely need it for the Speedplay screws!

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Marauder [268 posts] 2 years ago
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I bought some Loctite from Halfords for my headset.
Think it was blue if that is any help.
Has been great since.

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lbuch [20 posts] 2 years ago
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Save your money - I've been using speedplays for at least 6 years and never had a problem with cleats slipping.

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TheHatter [770 posts] 2 years ago
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lbuch I think its more the question of the screws falling out as you are not supposed to tighten them too much.
I've had a screw fallout and the guy that did my bikefit mentioned its very common.

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monty dog [446 posts] 2 years ago
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222/223 will be ideal for the job as it's the lowest grade. Putting threadlock on blind fasteners like cleat screws is a good idea, plus it'll inhibit any corrosion.