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 Post subject: Look Keo Blade Tuned?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Has anyone got any significant weight from their Look Keo Blades? I took a dremel to a set and thought I'd drop more weight but only got 2 grams off. What's the metal plate for. Is it necessary? When the cleat is engaged, it is never contacted it seems.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:43 pm 
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It's a wear plate that supports the cleat. The centre "button" compresses so the cleat will touch the plate.


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 Post subject: Look Keo Blade Tuned?
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Has anyone ever removed it? What would the result be?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:57 pm 
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gumgardner wrote:
Has anyone ever removed it? What would the result be?


its to make the pedals more durable..
I have some cheaper keo without this plate and as that area wears it probably promotes some up/down play?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:42 am 
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Just picked mine up (third ride today).

Have not had the time nor the courage to find ways to tune 'em...

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 Post subject: Look Keo Blade Tuned?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:47 am 
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C'mon Pete ... take that metal plate out ;)

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:mrgreen:

I am just thrilled - came from 270 gram Campagnolo Pro-Fits...

Here they are...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:00 am 
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All I know is if you put the bike down sideways overcooking a turn you can remove a huge chunk of plastic from the outer bottom corner of the pedal and they still work..you may like to start there!


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Leviathan wrote:
All I know is if you put the bike down sideways overcooking a turn you can remove a huge chunk of plastic from the outer bottom corner of the pedal and they still work..you may like to start there!


Worked for me! Except I luckily held the bike upright... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:28 am 
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Gummy and Powerful Pete , go crazy on one pedal each and see how far you can get the weight down, if it all go's wrong you can then buy a new pair and share the cost . :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Just make sure that you each do a different pedal!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:48 pm 
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I don't think there is too much excess on the pedal. I upgraded my Cromo Blades to Ti with the Ward spindles and got to 182g

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Either your scale is off or you got a REALLY light set. Mine are already Ti. I've never seen a set that low.

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My scale is accurate within 1g. I have verified it against the scale at my nearby post office.

I'm using the Ward Ti spindles. From what I have seen they are lighter than the Look Ti

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Oh you have a different spindle.

Which spindle did you Purchase? I don't see a spindle specific for Look Keo pedals.

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