Look Keo compatible cleats - metal o-rings

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Machoman
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by Machoman

would it be OK if i installed the cleats on the Look Keo compatible cleats without those oblong metal rings supporting the cleat/screw attachment? Would the force of cycling rip the plastic at the cleats mounting?

jencvo
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by jencvo

Machoman wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:55 am
would it be OK if i installed the cleats on the Look Keo compatible cleats without those oblong metal rings supporting the cleat/screw attachment? Would the force of cycling rip the plastic at the cleats mounting?
By using the metal rings you distribute the force of the bolt more evenly and you won't crack the plastic. Why would you want to install without?

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

I have had an idiot acquaintance install the cleats without the washers. You'll never guess what happened.

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by 2lo8

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:16 am
I have had an idiot acquaintance install the cleats without the washers. You'll never guess what happened.
He saved 10 grams?
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sychen
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I'm guessing only 5 grams saved!

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

sychen wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:36 am
I'm guessing only 5 grams saved!

Haha, do you really think each washer weighs <1g? :p

Just weighed 6 of them. 14g total.

sychen
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by sychen

TobinHatesYou wrote:
sychen wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:36 am
I'm guessing only 5 grams saved!

Haha, do you really think each washer weighs <1g? Image

Just weighed 6 of them. 14g total.
Nah I was guessing 2.5g each.. And assumed 2 washers... I guess I made an Ass of U and Me!

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Machoman
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by Machoman

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:16 am
I have had an idiot acquaintance install the cleats without the washers. You'll never guess what happened.
OK - thanks - good advice. I've installed them now. Just thought i could save a few more grams......!!!

Ironbarista
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by Ironbarista

Get some titanium washers and screws on this page. Right side about halfway down. http://torontocycles.com/Selling/Pedals ... ories.html

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