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Offline BrokeSpoke

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clipless maintenance
« on: May 28, 2008, 09:21:23 PM »
I have noticed I am having increasingly more trouble getting out of my pedals, Sunday at boyette I stopped next to a guy on lochness and just fell over onto his bike, kinda embarrassing. Am I supposed to use some kind of lube on the pedals? they are Shimano M505's

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 09:25:32 PM »
How old are the pedals?

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 09:26:43 PM »
The only maintenance I do on my pedals is every now and then, squirt a little White Lightning on them, especially when it's dry out so I don't have the annoying rubbing sound.



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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 09:28:12 PM »
Times do rock!
I spray them down with some silicone spray occasionally

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 09:29:12 PM »
How old are the pedals?

The pedals are the stock ones that came on my 05' Kona but the bike has been sitting dormant for almost 2 years until I recently started riding again.

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 09:30:24 PM »
Times do rock!
I spray them down with some silicone spray occasionally


I have silicon spray at my work so I'll take a can home and give that a try.

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 12:49:07 AM »
Seems a little odd that as you ride more it becomes harder to get out.  Cleaning out any dirt or rocks is the first step, I'll bet you have done that already.  Now take a look at your shoes and cleats.  Make sure the cleats have not worked loose and are free of excess debris.  Take a sharp object and dislodge any dirt form the mounting bolts, make sure they are aligned properly and tighten them down.  From there lube the pedal tension springs and give it a go.  Don't wory so much about lubing the cleat/clip connection, it will dry out and get dirty very quickly.  If everything else is in good shape you should be fine.

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 09:00:36 AM »
You can also adjust the tension of the pedals to make them easier or harder to get in and out of.
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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 12:37:25 PM »
I second checking for loose cleats on your shoes. That happened to me with similar results.
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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 04:10:44 PM »
Go get EGG BEATER  C (CRANKBROTHERS) $ 49,00. you never will have problems to in and out.

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 04:17:53 PM »
The eggbeater work well whole they are working but they do not last at all..

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 06:15:54 PM »
The eggbeater work well whole they are working but they do not last at all..

I have heard the same thing. I do plan on upgrading to egg beaters but when I do I want to spend alittle bit more money and get the higher quality egg beaters. if I spend money on any upgrade for my bike I want it to be a really good upgrade, not just a slight upgrade.

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 06:30:15 PM »
Go get EGG BEATER  C (CRANKBROTHERS) $ 49,00. you never will have problems to in and out.


They stay clipped on your shoe, even if you rip them right off of the spindel, huh Chisel?

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 07:49:09 PM »
I tried the Eggbeater SL's when I bought the Anthem looking to save a few grams, they just did'nt work for me as I stuggled to clip in and out consistantly. I have since gone back to Shimano. I have the 540's which are now labeled XT's on the trance and the XTR's on the Anthem. Both are very easy to get in and out of, I leave them at the factory release setting and have had no problems with unwanted ejections :) They seem to last forever, during general bike cleaning they get the simple green and rinse treatment followed by a towel dry and coat of silicone or similar lube.

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Re: clipless maintenance
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2008, 09:09:39 PM »
Time ATAC's. I've seen too many broken Eggbeaters to ever spend my money on them.
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