look keo pedal play

rubberbullet
rubberbullet Posts: 36
edited April 2011 in Workshop
Hi there

On a long ride this weekend, I noticed a huge amount of play in my right Look Keo 2 Max pedal. Obvious solution was to try to tighten the 'tightening bolt' (don't know what it's called), however, it seemed that however far I turned it, the bolt would not go down and tighten the back grip. The screwhole does turn and there is a regular click after a couple of revolutions (for what it's worth, but the click seems to mean absolutely nothing).

Has this happened to anyone else? Resolved?

I've emailed LOOK, but would not expect a fast reply. Sadly I can't remember which internet store I bought it from (but they're still within the 12month warranty)... D'oh!

Thanks!

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  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    Yup - this exact thing has happened to me on the training bike - left pedal though (maybe due to the fact that I always take my left foot out at lights etc and you may take your right out?)

    Allen tightening turney bolt just spins around doing nothing but clicking.

    I put it down to the pedal being rubbish and live with it, but know in the back of my mind that one day my foot will come out while I'm sprinting or climbing and I'll crash onto the top tube really seriously damaging my goolies in a comedy manner and end up in a ditch crying like a biatch.

    Any advice on the pedal query? The goolies will be sorted by grappa and a wire brush to clear out any debris, so no problem there.

    For what its worth, my pedals are probably under a year old but have had quite a hard life (all round use 5 days a week including snow and ice, but I would expect them to be able to handle this)
  • Uh oh. I'd never thought of the inevitable goolie-busting issue.

    Argh. Thanks.
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    No worries - bizarrely enough it has happened to me before when I had an old set of Looks (the pre "Keo" ones) - the pedal actually came off the axle forcing me to taking avoiding action into a shrub (herbaceous perennial if I remember rightly), but as I didn't crush my goolies I didn't mind too much.

    I just put that down to the pedal being really old and falling apart which is why I bought the Keos that are now going fall apart and make me crush my goolies……..
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    I recently bought some Keo Classics on the classified forum that have exactly the same issue - lots of play in the left pedal and the previous owner used to unclip left foot first. I just use them for commuting duties and use another set for proper training/racing. I'd be interested to know what the issue is though as there's nothing obvious to me from looking at the pedals.
    More problems but still living....
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    Maybe of some use? I'm going top give it a bash and see how it goes - I'll report all later.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index ... 15817.html

    kr

    Y
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Yossie wrote:
    Maybe of some use? I'm going top give it a bash and see how it goes - I'll report all later.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index ... 15817.html

    kr

    Y

    Eh? The play is in the cleat/pedal interface, not the bearings.
    More problems but still living....
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    Oh. You may be right.

    That'll learn me for getting over excited and thinking that I may have solved one of life's eternal problems …….

    We're stuffed then - still have no idea.
  • I did think that on reading the article. In fact, I got so far as the need for specialist tools and then wondered if it was worth it.

    Got a response from LOOK, who suggested the best thing to do would be take it back to any LOOK retailer. Hesitant to do so, as inevitably shopkeepers will say it's none of their problem, and if I get past that barrier, just take months without pedals.

    Argh.