Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

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Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby ron2old » 14 Aug 2016, 4:46pm

Is there a way to stop my pedals/cleats squeaking when I'm clipped in. So annoying.

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby gaz » 14 Aug 2016, 4:50pm

Ear plugs?
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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby cycleruk » 14 Aug 2016, 4:55pm

If you find the answer then let me know.
Mine, especially the right one, squeaks when climbing.
Not been able to fathom out what it is. Helps if I squirt water on the pedal/cleat or if I slightly twist the foot.
Tried raising the shoe by putting a layer of "shoe-goo" on the soles but not worked.
Changing the cleat didn't work either.
Need some new ideas. :? :roll:
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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby Brucey » 14 Aug 2016, 4:57pm

a light squirt of GT 85 will usually do it, unless the squeak is actually inside the sole of the shoe; this happens quite often.

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby gloomyandy » 14 Aug 2016, 4:59pm

I think for me it is a result of my foot twisting slightly on the pedal. If I concentrate hard on my pedal action I can make it stop! But it soon comes back. Will give the GT85 a go!

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby ron2old » 14 Aug 2016, 5:22pm

GT85 or flat pedals then!

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby cycleruk » 14 Aug 2016, 7:04pm

ron2old wrote:GT85 or flat pedals then!

Or possible swap to SPD-SL.
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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby Brucey » 14 Aug 2016, 7:09pm

'cause they are so nice to walk in, and they never squeak.... ? :wink:

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby deliquium » 14 Aug 2016, 8:56pm

Having many bikes with PD-520 pedals which eventually squeak (oddly the right one mostly), I just use a quick spirt of liquid grease on the pedals mechanisms and their springs until the next 1000 miles or so :)

Should add that many 10s of thousands of miles are mostly quiet - even with worn out SH-51 cleats
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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby Redvee » 15 Aug 2016, 1:10am

It's the cleat rubbing as your foot moves slightly as you pedal, I get it on my bikes but a few drops of chain lube on the springs and where the cleat contacts the pedal soon cures the noise. I need to treat my pedals before I commute again on Wednesday.
Try pedalling along and consciously hold your foot at an angle in the pedal and listen to the noise you don't hear.

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby pwa » 15 Aug 2016, 8:04am

A smear of grease on the cleat (all over) and the pedal. I do mine every time I lube the chain.

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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby PJ520 » 15 Aug 2016, 9:56pm

Did you know that if you take the insole out of your shoe you can get at the plate that the cleat screws into? I'd try removing the cleat and spraying the parts of the plate and cleat that contact the sole with silicone or some such and then reassemble. Take care not to under or overtighten the cleats you don't want them coming loose while you're riding, I believe 5nm torque is recommended.
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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby bikes4two » 15 Aug 2016, 10:44pm

pwa wrote:A smear of grease on the cleat (all over) and the pedal. I do mine every time I lube the chain.


Similarly I've used petroleum jelly with good effect - possibly a little messy if you wear your cycling shoes indoors on a carpet though :shock:
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Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Postby RickH » 16 Aug 2016, 12:53am

I've a pair of Sidi SPD shoes that had a squeak sometimes, depending a bit on how I was pedalling. I eventually tracked it down to where the heel cup overlapped with the trim at the back of the heel. A tiny dab of silicone grease in the overlap cured it. :)

I personally wouldn't put grease on the cleats, but I do periodically (maybe twice a year) put a little bit of oil on the springs & pivots of the pedals.

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