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Old 02-01-16, 09:38 AM
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^^ I have the white Look above, and the Shimano in the bottom left, which seem to squeak sometimes.

Some delta cleats have "float", by way of a looser fit in the pedal. I did that myself with a dremel when the original deltas came out .... removed a little plastic off the cleat.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
"ARC" is Look's implementation of pedal "float" to allow your foot to rotate slightly on the pedal without releasing the cleat. Some people, particularly those with knee problems, find this useful.
So then both black and red cleats would be Delta, but only the red ones would be Delta Arc.
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@Wildwood Thanks for starting this thread! I looked up my Shimano pedals (PED-1056) and found out that they are the early ones using the Look cleats. Nice to know my cleats are compatible with the Look pedals I have. Nice of the submitter to VeloBase to add the information too.
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What's a vintage LOOK without vintage LOOK pedals?





These are Shimano Dura Ace SP-7401 pedals (made by LOOK) which I stripped & polished. They were very badly scared from years of crit racing. Still my favorite "LOOK" pedal. They are lighter and had more clearance than anything else LOOK made up to that point.

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Nice bikes mounted on those pedals.
Love the red, especially.
But the work polishing the DA may be a first. Has anyone buffed out a clipless pedal to a high shine?

Congrats.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Has anyone buffed out a clipless pedal to a high shine?

Congrats.
The Ti versions were already polished, satin finish, but the plates where the cleats connected were highly polished

Here we are, on a Classic & Vintage thread, and discussing clipless pedals. Well, they're 30 years old, at least, so we're either aging or "classic" is changing.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
..... or "classic" is changing.
B Dylan = for the times......


also recheck post 1.
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I have Mavic "Look" pedals on my 1985 Bianchi Mondiale, which I still ride. These pedals are still working great. I don't see the Mavic branded pedals often.

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
And so does Campagnolo "Look." All of these use the same cleat:

Now that's an interesting data point: Campy made a version of the '93-'94 Look MP-90 "mountain pedal." That's only the second pair I've ever seen. I got mine on super close out. (They only sold for two seasons - must not have been a great success.)

Do you have the odd "Y" cleats to match? I finally just wore out my red pair.
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Old 02-01-16, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by sparkyharley View Post
I have Mavic "Look" pedals on my 1985 Bianchi Mondiale, which I still ride. These pedals are still working great. I don't see the Mavic branded pedals often.

You're right, not many show up. They were a licensed version of the 1988 PP 75 Competition model. The only difference was the grey color (I have the Looks on black).



You'd think they were lighter, but the pair is over 400g!
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I ride look deltas exclusively on the road. Cleats are like $8, and pedals are EVERYWHERE. I have some mighty blingy colors, but it'll take me a bit to get pictures together....

Digging through my imgur-

Have these in all white and black with a yellow sprung retention piece:


Still got these:


Also have two pairs of 6401 pedals, some red ARCs and some purple ones.

Sold these with the bike, seemed unfair to split them, the colors were a PERFECT match:

(Pretty sure the highlighter yellow looks were a special edition of some flavor, with some kind of special packaging, but I got them as a bare pair or pedals.)
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I still use the LOOK PP76 pedals I bought back in 1985 as my first ever set of clipless pedals, but I have to be easy on them as the factory preset release springs are quite weak and I can feel my cleat actually lifting up a bit if I pull up on my pedals. Never had it release inadvertently on me but it does feel kinda spooky when my bike shoe lifts up slightly.
I have LOOK Keo "Classics" on the rest of my 80's bikes. Nice thing is, the new Keo Classic does not look too different from mid to late 80's LOOK clipless pedals and function pretty much the same way they did, so I don't see the problem with mounting and using them on C&V bikes.

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This s my ALAN. I have old Look's on a number of my bikes mainly for the 'uniformity' aspect.

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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
Now that's an interesting data point: Campy made a version of the '93-'94 Look MP-90 "mountain pedal." That's only the second pair I've ever seen. I got mine on super close out. (They only sold for two seasons - must not have been a great success.)
These?



Those pedals were made at a time when Campagnolo was on the ropes due to Shimano's aggressive marketing. They were dropped, along with the whole off-road line of components when Campagnolo decided to cut their losses and focus on the high-end road market.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
These?



Those pedals were made at a time when Campagnolo was on the ropes due to Shimano's aggressive marketing. They were dropped, along with the whole off-road line of components when Campagnolo decided to cut their losses and focus on the high-end road market.
Yup, must have taken a lot for Campagnolo to swallow their pride and had to buy rights to produce Look type pedals from of all people, de French!!
Heck, even one of my narrow Sedis chains came in Campagnolo packaging from that time.....
I guess the Italian company eventually had the last laughs as they are still around and most of the French companies are long gone....... Except fo Look, of course....
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must have taken a lot for Campagnolo to swallow their pride and had to buy rights to produce Look type pedals from of all people, de French!!
Actually, the success of Look's pedals in the pro peleton seemed to have taken everybody by surprise. Shimano also licensed Look's design. But both Campagnolo and Shimano immediately started work on their own clipless designs. Shimano's SPD design has withstood the test of time, with relatively minor modifications over the years. Campagnolo's SGR was abandoned.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
These?



Those pedals were made at a time when Campagnolo was on the ropes due to Shimano's aggressive marketing. They were dropped, along with the whole off-road line of components when Campagnolo decided to cut their losses and focus on the high-end road market.
Tinker Juarez rode at least a couple of seasons on those pedals.

I absolutely love how 90s anodized CNC bling this picture is.

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PP-66's are on every road bike that I own. These are my surplus.

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Lovin those COLORS in all the pics

Double credits to @IthaDan for dayglo pedals + matching Bottecchia.
and Tinker for the doo.
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Thanks for this thread.
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Look PP65

The 1st generation Look PP65's are the best. If they were good enough for Hinault's 1985 win, they're pretty awesome quality. Easiest entry/exit, very easy to adjust release tension bolt on back and very secure cleat retention. I have never unintentionally uncliped out of em on hard fast sprints. No cleat creaking either. They're the coolest looking too. My only gripe is the tiny 2mm allen bolt on the bottom, but I never rounded the bolt head, its easy to turn. They're boat anchors though.
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@evets11, I forgot about that tiny bolt head on the early Look PP65s. Unlike you, I did round out at least one bolt head on those pedals. My favorite version of the Delta-compatible Looks is the version they licensed to Shimano for the Dura Ace PD-7401 model. Not only was it lighter than the (then top of the line PP75 Competition), but it was noticeably better than all previous Look pedals in terms of retention, weight, and cornering clearance.

I ride my vintage Look bikes with Look pedals and Look shoes.
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@evets11 My favorite version of the Delta-compatible Looks is the version they licensed to Shimano for the Dura Ace PD-7401 model.
I agree, great pedals. I had a pair that I polished off the anodizing.

If I recall, there was actually a titanium version of that Look pedal, as well. The "plate" was polished alloy, and the pedal body was Ti. I saw them on a display-model Litespeed that had a Ti seat post, Ti stem, etc, and those pedals in Ti.

The Delta models came in so many colors, I used them a lot back in that era. I still have some in box, a set of red and a set of black, the "Carbon" models, though I never could figure out what part was carbon.
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I'm not using the pedals any longer, but I am still using the shoes......



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I have a bunch of these. I used to race on them and even after racing, I rode them for years. Now I prefer mtb style pedals because the shoes are easier to walk in.
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