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Old 07-20-03, 11:20 PM   #1
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ATAC's sqeaking

My ATAC's squeak has gotten fairly annoying, especially when
I'm cranking pretty hard.

I was advised to drop in some light motor oil, but that has only
been a minor fix. The squeak comes back after 2-3 rides and I'm
oiling it up again. Anything more permanent I can do?

Is breaking open a Time ATAC pedal a big deal? (this also
implies putting it back together in working condition)
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Old 07-20-03, 11:23 PM   #2
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Try using Tri-Flow.
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Interesting thought, breaking open a Time Atac pedal. Mine make the squeak a bit, too, but not all the time.

The problem is in the stainless steel ratrap springs and their "interface" with the brass cleats. Oil the cleats and see if that makes a difference. Look at the cleat and you will see under the protrusions front and rear where the rat-trap wires engage. Place a few drops of oil there.

I wouldn't go fiddling with the bearings and spindle unless you really know what's up -- it's a sealed bearing, and one pair of mine have not been serviced in more than 9,000km.
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