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    Cautionary tale # 539

    OK everyone. Now go check the screws that hold your cleats on. I lost one today. Fortunately, I found it (my shoes take a longer screw) I was near home.
    Truth is stranger than reality.
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    Did that a couple weeks ago. Barely avoided a crash because I could not get unclipped with the loose cleat. I learned to check my cleat screws every couple rides.
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

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    Mine are rusted on very tightly.
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    Whenever I fit new cleats (NoT often by the way) I really tighten down the clets with the allen Key- I then get the 6" long allen key out and really tighten them up
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    I fear there are a lot of cautionary tales between 539 and 654 that I'm not at all privy to, and it makes me nervous.

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    I use blue loctite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigaj View Post
    I use blue loctite.
    Good plan!
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    Would this indicate that people who use clipless pedals are very likely to have a screw loose?

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    I am not sure which comment is best, the use of the blue loctite or the idea that clipless riders have a loose screw. Both have a lot of merrit.
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

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    Funny thing. My wife lost one. Days later we stopped at a portapotty and she got off her bike. I held it for her, looked down, and there was the screw. Pretty funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeArkansas View Post
    I am not sure which comment is best, the use of the blue loctite or the idea that clipless riders have a loose screw. Both have a lot of merrit.
    ...Or that Mojo Slim favors a longer screw - in his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    ...Or that Mojo Slim favors a longer screw - in his shoes.
    Truth is stranger than reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    ...Or that Mojo Slim favors a longer screw - in his shoes.
    Longer isn't always better, sometimes it's how you twist it.

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    huhuh huhuhuhuh

    huhuhuhuhhhuhuh

    Hey Beavis, he said screw huhuhhhuhhhhuuuuhhuhuh

    Last edited by The Weak Link; 08-02-08 at 08:45 AM.

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    When one of the screws from my cleats came loose, I immediately put loctite of them -- no problem since.
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