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Old 08-08-05, 07:43 AM   #1
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Do I need to lubricate my SPD pedals?

Hi, My SPD cleats have been yanked out of position multiple times now. The cleat position will rotate on my shoe, causing my feet to be pigeon toed, and my heel to be really sore after finishing a ride. I've loosened up the SPD pedal tension so it's easier to release. I've also cranked down my cleats multiple times.

At this point I'm going to try a few things like sandpaper and locktite on the shoe/cleat assembly.

But I'd like to know if the SPD pedal needs to be lubricated as well.

I've had 1900 miles on them with no problems but then in the past 100 miles I've been plagued with problems.

Looking for a cheap fix because I'm trying to buy a new bike and will be getting road specific pedals.
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Old 08-09-05, 02:40 PM   #2
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anybody?

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Old 08-09-05, 03:11 PM   #3
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I do lubricate the edges of my SPD pedals very lightly with Finish Line Teflon dry lube every once in a while. I had read somewhere (I don't remember where) that one should lubricate the pedals.

It works for me.

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I lubricate the spring and the back retainer on the pedal. Moving parts should be periodically cleaned and lubricated.

However, after 2000 miles, perhaps it's time for new cleats?
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I'm a penny pincher and..
I would start by replacing the cleat, screw, and little plate from the inside of your shoe. probably the cheapest way to go.
just my $.02
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If your cleats are being rotated by the pedals (when you take your foot off), you need to tighten your cleats. How much to tighten? Enough so that your cleats don't get twisted out of position.
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