Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Enlighten me about my Look pedals.

    Hi all. I'm new here and this is my first real post. I was a pretty dedicated bike junkie back in the 80's and 90's but have been away from it for over 10 years. I still have the first generation Look pedals that came out a few decades ago. They are great pedals but I am looking to get new shoes. What has happened, if anything, to the sizes of these pedals with regard to fitting a pair of shoes. Are the hole sizes and everything still the same?

  2. #2
    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sterling VA
    My Bikes
    98 Giant CFR-TEAM, 00 Lemond, 08 Kestrel Evoke, 96 Colnago Master Olympic, 01 Colnago Ovalmaster, Raleigh Gran Sport, 03 Fuji World, 86 Paramount, 90 Miyata CF, 09 Ritchey Breakaway CX, Bianchi Trofeo, 12 HyperLite
    Posts
    3,650
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I flip a lot of bikes on Craigslist and occasionally have some old LOOK pedals for a while. I found they work fine with the same cleats that work with newer LOOK style pedals. I expect the three hole spacing has not changed.
    Korval is Ships
    See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page

  3. #3
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  4. #4
    ES&D t4mv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Roadieville, USA
    My Bikes
    3Rensho, Merlin XL, Melton custom, Michael Johnson tandem, Look 481SL, Pedal Force RS
    Posts
    1,370
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep, classic Deltas from way back.

    They'll also work on the Shimano PD-7401 pedals, too, if you happen to have a set of those lying around.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks! That's good to hear.

  6. #6
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,793
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just be sure to get the Delta cleats and not the newer Look Keo cleats.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  7. #7
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,997
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi gadabout55,

    Just to help summarize (since I still use "old-style" Look delta pedals). New shoes are still compatible with the old delta cleats. Depending on the age of your Look pedals, you may need to buy black, non-floating cleats. The red (floating) cleats are NOT compatible with older Look pedals. The new Keo cleats are NOT compatible with ANY of the delta cleat pedals. The original Shimano pedals (not sure about the model numbers) are compatible with black Look cleats only. Shimano SPD pedals are not compatible with any Look cleats.

    Since this question comes up periodically on many of the forums, I've been searching the internet for a list of Look pedal models and cleat compatibility and I have not found such a list yet. If anyone finds one let us know.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks.
    Cleave
    "Real men wear pink."
    See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
    See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
    Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
    Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the additional info. Excuse my ignorance, but what is meant by "floating" cleats? I don't think that term existed back when my pedals were state of the art. (I still think of them that way.)

  9. #9
    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Mt.Diablo
    Posts
    5,666
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    The red (floating) cleats are NOT compatible with older Look pedals.
    I've never heard that before. I used red cleats on my PP96 and that's going pretty far back... ~1988
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

  10. #10
    Senior Member kr32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Waldorf Md.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Six Carbon 5 and Gary Fisher Wahoo
    Posts
    2,045
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Float is a little room your foot can twist back and forth before they unclip letting your knees have some relief.
    look here http://www.lookcycle.com/docs/techsu...eofit/?lang=en

  11. #11
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,997
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    I've never heard that before. I used red cleats on my PP96 and that's going pretty far back... ~1988
    Hi,

    When Look came out with floating cleat pedals the replacement red cleats originally came with a piece of paper indicating which pedals were compatible. I have never tried using red cleats in old pedals but perhaps the compatibility issue was whether or not the cleats would provide float not whether or not they would lock into the pedal. I still have some of the 2nd generation white pedals in the garage. Maybe I'll give it a try.
    Thanks.
    Cleave
    "Real men wear pink."
    See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
    See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
    Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
    Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/

  12. #12
    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Mt.Diablo
    Posts
    5,666
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    These are the pedals I used up until about 5 years ago. When they came out, red cleats hadn't been invented but they work fine with them including the float.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •