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Old 06-27-08, 11:28 PM
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Speedplay Maintenance

The cleats are very dirty. I wanna clean them and re-lubricate the thing. What kind of lubricant can be used? Can I use the same lubricant as for the chain?
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Old 06-27-08, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
The cleats are very dirty. I wanna clean them and re-lubricate the thing. What kind of lubricant can be used? Can I use the same lubricant as for the chain?
Depends on what you use for your chain. I use White Lightning, ostensibly a chain lube, on my speedplay cleats, but use Finish Line for my chain.
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Old 06-28-08, 12:00 AM
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^ That's actually good news. I finally found a bottle of Pro Link which is what I prefer to use on my chain, but that left me wondering what the heck to do with the bottle of White Lightning I bought when I couldn't find Pro Link anywhere. Just in time, too, because my Speedplay cleats haven't been lubed in a couple months.
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I like the waxy lubes that dry and leave a wax coating. I tried tri-flow once... it made the entire cleat slippery, and I kept slipping off the pedal as I was trying to clip in. Had to clean the sole with isopropanol when I got home.
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Old 06-28-08, 11:31 AM
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If your cleats are getting dirty you need cleat covers.
Speedplay use to recommend White Lightning or similar lube for their cleats, now they aren't that specific.

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Old 06-28-08, 05:22 PM
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I use cleat covers, but everything gets dirty on a rain ride or a ride after the rain.
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Speedplay recommends using dry lubes for cleat maintenance. Download the Speedplay PDF document for your pedal for further maintenance information:

http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?f...n=home.support
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i have used "the dry lube" also known as "tdl" sold at home depot for less than $5 for many years. i recently corresponded with the people at speedplay and they actually told me that is their lube of choice. a light spray before every ride and my cleats last me 10,000 miles. i have not used on my chain but i understand over people do and like it. personally i use prolink on my chain. also you want to grease our speedplay pedals every 2000 miles or so. the speedplay grease gun works the best. about $25. one of the great things about speedplay pedals is the external grease fitting. what could be more easier!

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