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    Cleat Loosened during ride

    hi,
    I usally check my cleats before every ride to be sure they are firmly attached.
    My Crankbrother cleat lossened up during my ride, I didn't realize it and was suprised when I tried to free my left foot. It was firmly attached.
    I had to unclip my right foot, lean over and loosen the Velcro on my shoes and slip my foot out.
    I then had to pull real hard to free the clip, it had loosened to the point one screw fell off.
    I asked MY LBS if they have ever used a locktight material to help prevent this. He say occasionally.
    I went to the auto store and said I need a tube of lock tight he said what color.
    They have three colors red is near impossiable to remove, Blue requires med force to remove and the third is fairly easy.
    I went with blue. I had extra cleats and pulled them out of the box, the new cleat had a diffeent style hold tight with a phillips head I put a drop on the shoe and a Drop on the screw and tightend those buggars as tight as I could.
    I hope that dosen't happen again..
    very unerving.
    Doug

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    Did you cleats originally come with the blue Loctite? My Look ones did.

    Glad to hear that you are ok.
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    Your cleats use phillips head screws? That could be a problem right there.

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    Yea that was weird

    HI,
    The new crankbrother replacement cleats come with screw heads the old were allen wrench.
    If the come loose again I am calling the company.
    Doug

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    It happens from time to time. Just check them every so often preride. I tighten mine every couple of days to make sure it doesn't happen to me again.
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