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Old 04-21-19, 07:07 AM
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Use carbon paste in a pinch for cleat screws?

I just realized I'm out of Park Took standard grease. Can I use carbon paste for pedal cleat screws? I also have blue loctite on hand. Or shall I just wait a day or two until I replenish some grease?

The shoes are non-carbon.

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Old 04-21-19, 07:59 AM
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To avoid having to re-do the cleats in a day or two, I'd clean the screws and holes with isopropanol and use blue (medium) threadlocker.

If you wish to avoid threadlocker, you could use Crisco, Vaseline, gear oil or even a drop of motor oil for now, and then in a few days clean and grease with your new stash of Park grease.

Park grease is from what I hear a good product, but there's nothing magic about it.
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Old 04-21-19, 11:05 AM
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If the nut part of the cleat mount is not replaceable, when time comes for a new cleat

Loctited, It may spin the nut , breaking it loose from its bonding wit in the sole,


then you have to replace the shoes to replace the cleat..
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Have you never tightened a screw without grease? It isn't the end of the world. Just ride and stop worrying. If you must, add the grease to one screw at a time when you have it so you don't have to re-align.
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