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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:47 pm 
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I'm a clumsy guy who returned to cycling two years ago. Speedplay Zeros have been easier for me to get used to than Mavic Race were.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:25 pm 
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Is it common to those of you who deal with the Zero to have it difficult to turn the float adjustment screw because it a bit stuck and it grained the screw head? I got a new cleats and 1 out of the 4 screws has this issue not by opening but by turning it inside to minimise the float rate.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:06 am 
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Also is it okay to grease the pedals with lithium base grease or only the Teflon one?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:29 am 
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the float adjustment screws have threadlock on them, so that they don't change position once you adjust them, but this does mean they are stiffer to turn

if you use only the correct size screwdriver (#1 phillips) to adjust them you should not have a problem, but the wrong size/type will chew up the heads

if the heads on your screws are damaged a speedplay dealer will be able to get you some (they are in the dealer service kit)

you should use only ptfe dry lube on the cleats, if you use lithium grease they'll pick up a lot more crud and you may get problems clipping in/out or excess wear


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Sungod what is ptfe I understand dry lube but did you mean to write ptfe?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:41 pm 
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ptfe is polytetrafluoroethylene, teflon is dupont's brand name for this, so you'll often see 'ptfe' on labels rather than 'teflon'

dry lube is usually ptfe (and some other stuff) in a solvent

you apply it, the solvent evaporates, leaving the waxy lubricant behind


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Sungod thanks so the ptfe and Teflon are the same?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:01 pm 
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Is anyone knows?
When lubing the cleats is it just the spring part that is exposed, as where the cleats sits on soil or it means to unscrew the cleat and to lube the entire metal spring also underneath where it sits?
Also PTFE dry lube as powder can work the same as oil?
Thanks david


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:07 pm 
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just squirt the dry lube onto the visible bits of the spring, and onto the area in the middle where the pedal fits

do not use powder

use this...

http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/t ... s-lube.htm

even the small bottle will last a long time

maybe once every 6 months i open up the cleat and wipe out the gunk, that's not because it's especially necessary, it's just sometimes i get so bored that cleaning cleats seems like a good way to pass 10 minutes


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:36 am 
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I agree with the Philips adjustable screw.

For the haters, its simple. To each their own preferences.

Contact points such as saddles, handlebars/tape and pedals are all a matter of preference. There are no specific bad pedals mentioned above. Just DIFFERENT preferences. That is simply because we have different tastes, morphology and micro-range of motion preferences.

What works and is preferred by Cancellara may not be what Contador wants.....and I am not talking about motorised S-works nor ClenbuterolBurgers :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:16 pm 
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I've used everything including the original Looks from 1984. I find Speedplay's are just fantastic for my knees, especially my left knee which has had two surgeries. Nothing else is even close.
I used Times for years including the latest iClic and iclic 2 but the self reentering and limited lateral movement on those is blown away by the Speedplays. I use the full 15 degrees on Speedplay Zero's and never had the skating on ice feeling when seated or even standing on the pedals. I have 25mm extenders on each pedal as I am a big guy. My fitter says people with severe floating on ice don't have the correct stance/axle length. Same with people who feel like they are pedaling at an angle on Speedplays.
They do require a silly amount of careful setup and maintenance compared to pretty much any other pedal but they are bliss for my knees so I gladly put up with it.
If you are having issues lining the pedal and cleat put some tape on your shoe where it meets the middle of the cleat which will help you get used to where to step down.


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