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 Post subject: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:04 am 
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Want to jump off the Speedplays (getting tired of waiting for the Brim Bros powermeter) and back on some bigger platform pedals , can somebody remind me of the pro's & cons of Delta and Keo cleats?


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 Post subject: Delta's or Keo's
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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:56 am 
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can you still get delta's?

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Not LOOK, but Wellgo or VP , used LOOK through the late 80's but stopped when in the mid nineties they had some serious reliability problems .


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Hi, I dont think there would be any advantage of Deltas. Go with Keos or better still Blades for a larger platform. You can still get Delta cleats though.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Hi, I've used Keo's on both of my bikes now for about 4 years with no reliability problems at all - only issue is the cleats can wear a bit quick if you walk in them. Easily solved with cleat covers.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:08 pm 
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If you want a big platform there's only one option and that's Keywin.

There was an extensive discussion about them last summer:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=90491&hilit=keywin+crm


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:56 pm 
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You cannot get Delta pedals anymore, but the cleats are available.

I was an 'early-adopter' of the Look system and have been on them since the 80's. The Keo is definitely a better design all around. The cleat is smaller (and lighter) and, accordingly, allows the use of a smaller, lighter pedal.

The latest iteration of the Look pedal: the Keo Blades, are really nice pedals with a surprisingly large platform, given the small overall size of the pedal. As compared to the older delta cleat-compatable pedals, they are dramatically lighter, too. I would recommend them highly. If you get them, I would recommend the 16Nm-version.


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:46 am 
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The Keos are excellent pedals. Still the usual Look issues in that the bearings are not the best. Shimano Dura Aces are much better in that regard and worth looking at as an alternative. That said, I'm riding Keos on all but one of my bikes.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:55 pm 
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I like the Keos except for the fact that they are very prone to squeaking. Consider the new Dura Ace pedals. I haven't tried them because I have too much of an investment in Keos, but I've heard they are great.

You can fix the squeaking with an occasional application of furniture polish, by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:21 am 
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I have been on Keo since they came out, but have never had any squeaking. I run black (no-float) cleats and maximum tension/16 Nm, so maybe that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:43 am 
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Geoff wrote:
I have been on Keo since they came out, but have never had any squeaking. I run black (no-float) cleats and maximum tension/16 Nm, so maybe that helps.


I have the red cleats...I'd guess the no float cleats would be less prone to squeaking since they can't rotate back and forth. My squeaking problem might also be partly due to grime from riding a lot of dirt/gravel. I like them otherwise though.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:10 pm 
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I use alot of delta pedals as they can be picked up second hand for penuts. The best delta pedals for reliabiltiy are Shimano 1056, 6402 and 7402 pedals if you can find them. I have 2 pairs of 1056 and another 2 pairs of 6402's. I also have a set of 7402's one thier way. The bearings in these do last. Oddly enough I can still buy of a distributor NOS 1056 and 6402 pedals but they are more expensive than new 5700 and 6700 pedals so you would have to seriously want them. Unfortunatley the 1056 and 6402 pedals are 454g for a pair. The 7402's are a bit lighter at 415g I believe. Still heavy pedals though.

I also am using some Look arcs. I see how they will last. I also have another two pairs of Look delta pedals. There is still NOS stock of these as well in the right places.

Keo's are lighter though and a good pedal. Superior really in every way. It just that I have so many pairs of delta type pedals I have pedals for many years to come and I will have to wear them all out before I change them.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's or Keo's
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I ultimately switched from Keo's to Shimano Dura Ace or Ultegra. I have some foot issues and they give a nice big platform. And they're typically indestructible.


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