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Old 01-21-17, 07:08 PM
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Look ARC compatible pedals

Does anyone know for anyone still make pedals that are old Look Arc compatible? Some that are good quality as well.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Old 01-22-17, 07:50 AM
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Wellgos I think are still made and are decent pedals. Do an E-Bay search for ARC pedals and you will find what is available both new and used. I like LOOK PS26 pedals and do that search fairly often and there are a lot off choices. Roger

PS I just did a LOOK ARC pedal search on EBay and there were 186 results. Roger

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Old 01-22-17, 11:13 AM
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I've been using these since all my old bikes have Look delta pedals:

Nashbar Angliru Road Pedals
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Old 01-22-17, 02:30 PM
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New? Ritchey.

Why limit yourself to new? At my local Co-op we have a bin of LOOK ARC-compatible pedals, that includes almost new items such as: Carbo Pro, PP166, 176, 186, 196, MP90, PP396, etc.

I use the best LOOK compatible pedals of all time: Dura-Ace from the early 90s. It appears that the pedal bodies were made by LOOK, with Shimano innards. I have serviced these, and bottom lines is that these feature the best bearings I've ever seen on any pedal.

In use, bombproof, except that I've seen these pedals with broken release springs. Springs are replaceable. If you buy these pedals used, make sure to check them out in person.
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Old 01-22-17, 02:42 PM
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That's odd. With less effort than posting here the OP could have pumped the four words of the thread title thru a search engine and found many pedals available. Is the internet broken? Is this thread really about something else*?
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Old 01-23-17, 07:28 PM
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Yes I have been looking on the internet but doing a search on the four words won't tell you what people's thoughts are on them, if they are any good in real life. Problems later with use.

Looking for honest opinions from the members of this site. They are appreciated.
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Old 01-23-17, 09:16 PM
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What I remember from my old Look pedals is that there wasn't anything special about ARC. It was the same pedal just a different cleat.

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Old 01-24-17, 07:40 AM
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Are ARC pedals good the answer is yes but there are many different levels of them. Most of the level difference is weight. The only problems I could see with owning them would be maybe sometime in the future you will not be able to buy the cleats. I do not see that happening for years though if ever. I have thousands of miles on them and have been using them since 1990 and they are still my first choice. I own more than 20 sets. Roger
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Look arc pp166 pedals

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Are ARC pedals good the answer is yes but there are many different levels of them. Most of the level difference is weight. The only problems I could see with owning them would be maybe sometime in the future you will not be able to buy the cleats. I do not see that happening for years though if ever. I have thousands of miles on them and have been using them since 1990 and they are still my first choice. I own more than 20 sets. Roger
I own a pair of look arc pp166 pedals and trying to find a pair of cleats for them. Lots of look delta cleats out there but having hard time finding arc cleats. Are arc and delta same?
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Old 05-13-19, 04:55 PM
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434ereeneyes why are quoting something I said 2 years ago. For your Looks the standard black or red ARC cleats will work with the pedals you have. Those are not delta cleats but the standard ARC cleats or first generation Look cleats. You can find both of those cleats on E-Bay and most bike shops can also get them for you. Roger

PS an E-Bay search now showed 134 vendors with ARC cleats for sale. Roger

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Old 05-13-19, 06:03 PM
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I've used Looks, Nashbar, Performance - all of them are fine in my experience.
I buy mine used, and have them on almost every roadie (over a dozen).
Regarding the cleats going obsolete - I believe the Peleton indoor trainer uses the Delta cleat. Likely others.
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AFAIK (from personal experience) when Look pedals first came out there was a single, black cleat available known as "delta". Then a few years later they came out with a new cleat (for the same pedal) that was red and known as "ARC" or "delta ARC". The idea was to give some rotation. You can use either one (based on preference).

Later, Look came out with Keo pedals, and the cleat looks much the same but if you look closely they are not. The Keos are narrower in the rear which is the most obvious to me. The Keos come in 3 colors, the difference being the "grey" is half the float of the original delta ARC or Keo red.

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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
434ereeneyes why are quoting something I said 2 years ago. For your Looks the standard black or red ARC cleats will work with the pedals you have. Those are not delta cleats but the standard ARC cleats or first generation Look cleats. You can find both of those cleats on E-Bay and most bike shops can also get them for you. Roger

PS an E-Bay search now showed 134 vendors with ARC cleats for sale. Roger
Thank you Roger, appreciate it!
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