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Old 08-01-08, 02:22 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-01-08, 02:33 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-01-08, 02:38 PM   #3
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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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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.
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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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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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...Or that Mojo Slim favors a longer screw - in his shoes.
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...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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When one of the screws from my cleats came loose, I immediately put loctite of them -- no problem since.
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