Fuji SL 1.1 http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=140134&hilit=Fuji
Kayrehn wrote:It is strange that this is not a universal problem, making the cause of the noise rather mysterious to me. I never had that noise with them using their black cleats, albeit with the rubber piece in the center removed because I don't really see its use. Perhaps that's the reason?
I sure wish I could have solved it. If you read my entire history with these Looks in this thread you can see that I tried a lot of things and got them silenced for brief periods. I liked a lot of things about the pedals. But it seems like a construction tolerances issue. The cartridge bearings are very loosely fitting into the composite body, so unless the grease is heavy and fresh, it starts clicking internally. I think the pedals-to cleat squeaks are a separate issue that could probably be solved with correct choice of lubes.
It is not a universal problem, but browsing the discussion boards it does seem to be a very common problem.
Another aspect is that they were much quieter when easy spinning. It was usually when climbing at about 70 RPM that the noises would drive me nuts. I am not very powerful, so we can't blame it on me putting and unusually high power to the pedals.
By contrast, my Shimanos are all dead-silent with no thought to maintenance at all, even after at least a year, including a winter, of riding. My Speedplays were also silent by comparison, although the did make a very slight click sound when reaching the edges of the float restraint if your foot changed angles while pedaling. But that was understandable as a metal-metal contact that was the intended method of operation.
But IF your Looks are silent, then they are a great pedal. I am envious!
http://www.nutri-cycles.com/actualite-m ... 3-581.html
bdb wrote:I cracked the 16nm blade last night - which is weird, it just fell out.
Thankfully that was after all the climbing of the evening was done.
Now to see about getting it fixed or replaced, could be interesting.
Did you manage to get this sorted?
I've managed to completely snap the carbon blade in two. Was doing a track stand so there was probably quite a bit of pressure on the pedal, had to clip out to avoid the fall and the blade ended up on the ground in two bits.
I came from Speedplay, wasn't bad but couldn't convince me. Shimano is a way too heavy and I've read too much horror stories about broken Time's..
That coupled with the fact that the bodies aren't weighted really soured me on them. I hate how the orientation of an unengaged Blade 2 is completely random... Some rides I'd be "feeling it", and able to nose them into position with my toe without looking down, but many times I found myself staring down at my pedal after pulling away from a light, trying to position it. Lame.
I just switched to Time Xpresso 12s. They are definitely weighted, and when unengaged return to a single vertical orientation... We'll see how they perform over the miles. They are certainly light, at 154g a pair...
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