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Rounded screw on cleat tension adjustmently - Assioma

Old 03-27-23, 07:38 PM
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Rounded screw on cleat tension adjustmently - Assioma

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I ride Assioma duo pedals. For reasons not totally clear to me - possibly but not surely because I unclip with it - I found the float on my right pedal at its loosest yesterday. However, the screw must be rounded - not stripped - because I cannot get any resistance with my 3mm wrench. None of the suggestions surrounding using rubberbands, etc, work. My question is whether if I drilled the very top of the head out, I'd be able to extract and subsequently replace the screw without ruining the entire mechanism. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Worse comes to worst, they do sell replacement bodies

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I'm not real clear as to what the issue is. Is the 3mm wrench socket stripped out or are the threads that the screw goes into stripped? If just the wrench socket is rounded out a tight fitting torx wrench may work or drilling off the head as long as you can grab onto the remaining stud with pliers, vice grips, etc. If you have room, cut a slot for a screwdriver on the screw head. Contacting Assioma may get you some offers of help as well if there is some type of problem with the tension adjustment assembly.
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Old 03-28-23, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Crankycrank View Post
I'm not real clear as to what the issue is. Is the 3mm wrench socket stripped out or are the threads that the screw goes into stripped? If just the wrench socket is rounded out a tight fitting torx wrench may work or drilling off the head as long as you can grab onto the remaining stud with pliers, vice grips, etc. If you have room, cut a slot for a screwdriver on the screw head. Contacting Assioma may get you some offers of help as well if there is some type of problem with the tension adjustment assembly.
Beyond the Torx wrench, an English 1/8" Allen wrench could maybe be forced into the head for a "one-time" removal.
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Old 03-28-23, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Koonstheman View Post
I ride Assioma duo pedals. For reasons not totally clear to me - possibly but not surely because I unclip with it
Eh?
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I found the float on my right pedal at its loosest yesterday. However, the screw must be rounded - not stripped - because I cannot get any resistance with my 3mm wrench.
Is the screw still there? It seems more likely it would have fallen out, or perhaps the head sheared off, than it spontaneously rounded out. As already noted, replacement pedal bodies are available, so whatever damage you do in trying to fix it there's still a fallback position.
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Id just advise that getting the (replacement) screw back into the nut, and with the tension springs positioned correctly, can be difficult.

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Thanks to everyone. I have an inquiry into Favero and do expect to be told to get a replacement body. I've never spent much time observing the exact mechanics of how the increased twisting of the screw actuates the tightness, but to my friend who said "eh", I can assure you that I have never ridden with that much float and that I did not intentionally have the adjustment in the lowest position, as I found it when I hopped off to see what is going on. I used the term "rounded" because there are no threads in the screw head and the wrench itself is fine, since it works perfectly well in the other pedal. It's all academic, as I see a replacement in my future, as well as the very sleek video (it looks more like a magician at work).
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