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    What oil or product for make clipping out easier

    I do not feel like my shoes clip out fast enough. I have it at the easiest setting. All I can think to do is lube them. Do you all recommend Finish Line Pedal and Cleat Dry Film Lubricant Aerosol, 5-Ounce or another product. I really think clipping out shouldn't be as hard as mine are. Thoughts on lubing them.

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    Some pedals have adjustment for this.

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    If the cleats and pedals are new. Give them time to 'break in'. You can try clipping in and out repeatedly whilst stationary.

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    What pedals/cleats are you using?

    I've got SPDs with multi release cleats and on a light, but not the lightest, setting I can clip out very easily and intuitively. I do clean the mechanisms when they get dirty and apply a bit of dry chain lube (WD40 Bike dry) and have not had a single problem clipping in or out.

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    It may just take some time getting used to how much force it takes to release the cleats from the pedal. Is this your first entry into clipless and just getting used to it? I've only used SPD's, so I can't compare it to any other style, but you might consider switching if it continues to be a problem. As said above, brand new cleats take some time to break in. Do over and over and see if this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
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    I use White Lightning chain lube on my Speedplays. All the other types I've had I give a shot of Pam cooking spray every few rides.
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    Wow, I've been riding clipless since '89, and never knew there were pedal & cleat lubes. I'm kinda surprised that such a thing would be needed...or perceived to be. Hmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    Wow, I've been riding clipless since '89, and never knew there were pedal & cleat lubes. I'm kinda surprised that such a thing would be needed...or perceived to be. Hmm.
    I've been riding clipless a year or two longer but, yeah, when something has metal to metal contact then generally some kind of lube helps.
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    I use Tri Flo for my summer pedals and wet Finish Line for winter. No different from any other metal to metal moving parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    I've been riding clipless a year or two longer but, yeah, when something has metal to metal contact then generally some kind of lube helps.
    Oh, I assumed since the lube was called Pedal & Cleat, that it was to put on the plastic bits. Sure, lube the moving metal bits, but why would there need to be a special lube for that? I just use a dab of whichever chain lube I have at the time, but I lube pedals very rarely anyway, like only after riding in the rain or a wet wash. Even my winter bike's Shimano A600s only get lubed maybe once a year, and I've never noticed any appreciable difference in action after lubing SPDs or Looks. I've got Mavic Race pedals on one bike, now in year 3, which I've never lubed. Maybe I'm missing out…
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
    I use Tri Flo for my summer pedals and wet Finish Line for winter. No different from any other metal to metal moving parts.

    Ben
    God, I hate Tri-Flow-- messy on a chain, always stinky-- but it does work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    God, I hate Tri-Flow-- messy on a chain, always stinky-- but it does work.
    Noooooo!!!!!! TriFlow is what they pump into the HVAC vents in heaven!!! (Ya, I friggin' love that smell).

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    What pedals do you have?

    I have speedplay zero's and they were very difficult to clip into and out of initially. I had to clip in and out dozens of time before they loosened up to any noticeable degree.

    I tried finish line dry lube on both the cleat engagement points and the cleat itself, but it made little difference. A dry lube couldn't hurt though, unless you ride in extremely dusty and/or dirty conditions and never clean your cleats or pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
    Noooooo!!!!!! TriFlow is what they pump into the HVAC vents in heaven!!! (Ya, I friggin' love that smell).
    Hahaha! They probably aromatize crack cocaine for it, because no one of sound mind would ever buy that stuff a second time otherwise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
    Noooooo!!!!!! TriFlow is what they pump into the HVAC vents in heaven!!! (Ya, I friggin' love that smell).
    TriFlow used to give away scented lipbaum at Interbike.

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    Has anyone tried graphite? I'd think it would be an excellent dry lubricant with properties generally applicable to high tension environment between clip and pedal.
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    You can get those speedplay light - action pedals if it's really a problem.

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