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Old 07-13-11, 07:28 PM   #1
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I hate Look Deltas

Simple as that. Left pedal is ok most of the time, right pedal is just a bear to get out of no matter what I do, and it keeps making the attachment screw on the cleat come loose. Terrible! Ugh!

*rant off*
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Old 07-13-11, 07:59 PM   #2
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maybe your pedals are junk? I'm running Deltas on three bikes with no issues.
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Old 07-13-11, 08:02 PM   #3
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I'm running Delta's on my 4 daily rotation bikes, as well as my 3 other "special occasion" bikes. Have been for years. I love love love them.
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Old 07-13-11, 08:20 PM   #4
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I have Deltas and ARCs on a number of bikes. The reason, because they are bombproof. I hate to ask, have you tried adjusting the tension on the pedal?
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Old 07-13-11, 09:41 PM   #5
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Uhmmmmm.......If they are so bad, I wonder why sooo many other manufacturer's bought licenses to copy the system for many years........
I've run Looks on my bikes since the 80's (Delta then, Keos now) without any ounce of trouble.
Either your pedal(s) are defective from the factory or something's wrong with your technique of releasing yourself from your right pedal, but I think you cannot blame the design after it proved itself with millions of recreational and pro riders for so many years.
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Old 07-14-11, 05:22 AM   #6
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I use them on everything I ride. Bombproof and reliable. Take a small file
on the right cleat, smooth it off a little, and then apply a *small amount*
of white lithium on the pedal where the cleat attaches to. It will help a lot.

I do this occasionally and it works well. I've never pulled out of a pedal
while sprinting either.

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Old 07-14-11, 07:10 AM   #7
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I had some trouble with them the first time I took my recumbent out this season. Adjusted the tension, rubbed some wax on the cleat and on the pedal, and no more trouble.
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Simple as that. Left pedal is ok most of the time, right pedal is just a bear to get out of no matter what I do, and it keeps making the attachment screw on the cleat come loose. Terrible! Ugh!

*rant off*
How about if I send you a couple sets, you can try those? It could be the cleats, too.
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Old 07-14-11, 10:55 AM   #9
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I had a similar problem with a Delta clone, but fixed it by filing smooth/deburring the part that holds the cleat at the rear and applying some dry lube. As said above, Deltas have been around for a long time, were for years the standard for road cycling - they aren't bad at all.
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Old 07-14-11, 01:55 PM   #10
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Best pedals I've ever owned. I buy up every nice pair I can find. They're head over heels better than the KEO. Try adjsuting the tension like the others have mentioned. Good luck
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Old 07-15-11, 02:40 AM   #11
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I no longer run Deltas, but I have a few sets of NOS cleats. PM me if any of you want some.
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Old 07-15-11, 01:26 PM   #12
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I recently switch over to delta from spd. I have no problem with the Look cleat system and like the power transfer better. Have you try adjusting the tension?
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Old 07-15-11, 02:47 PM   #13
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I've sent him a kind of "go back to zero" procedure.

1-pull the pedals, pull the cleats. Clean the cleats and deburr anything sticking out, inspect for broken parts.
2-Reinstall the cleats, make sure the rubber center boot is there, and all square washers.
3-Clean and lube the pedals, then "zero out" the float by running the screw midway from full R to full L. (Centered on Arcs?)
4-Run the float all the way counter-clockwise.
5-Reinstall the pedals, and see what happens.
6-If they work, they should be loose. Slowly advance the tension until you think you have them right.

My guess is that if the L one works and the R doesn't, either the pedal is bad, the cleat is bad, or his R leg originally belonged to someone else.

Anyone, feel free to add to this. I'm sure we can have him spinning circles in no time.
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