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Old 11-24-2021, 01:04 AM
klasse klasse is offline
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LOOK Keo Pedal safety & maintenance

The other day when I unclipped from my LOOK KEO pedals, the pedal body came off the spindle, leaving the spindle screwed into the crank arm. It slowly came unscrewed (without my knowledge) and came off.

Been riding these pedals on several bikes for around 9 years, first time this has ever happened. Needless to say, it could have been a much harder lesson.

I watched this video re maintenance and application of loctite, so I will be doing this to all of my LOOK KEO pedals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9IZ1PbQDKk
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:17 AM
Gianni Bianchi Gianni Bianchi is offline
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Wow I've been on various Look pedals since 1986... never had that issue. I have broken two Keo pedal bodies (cracked) but since moving to carbon body pedals, no issue.
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:09 AM
smontanaro smontanaro is offline
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BTDT. The first time I recall it happening was on a pre-Dairyland Dare ride years ago. JRA when my shoe is suddenly disconnected from the bike. I no longer remember all the details, but I'm pretty sure I found whatever bits actually hit the ground (I didn't, thankfully) and put it back together. I completed the Dare with no further incident, then kept a closer eye on my collection of KeO pedals after that.
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:14 AM
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I had the same happen but with speed play zeros. Body came off the spindle along with my foot and then me
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:44 AM
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A lot of older Crank Bros Eggbeaters failed like this. You could loctite down the fixing bolt at the end, or you could just keep checking that it was tight. This started to happen to my set. I think they are aware of this and they may have fixed it in later versions. To be honest, this soured me on Eggbeaters in general, so I went to good old Shimanos.

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Old 11-25-2021, 08:55 AM
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the same thing happened to me with shimano spds. been on looks for 20 years never happened but i think its just something to be aware of no matter what now i check whenever i do yearly tuneups
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:43 PM
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Ordered a 19mm Park Tool socket, hope it fits and works okay with my Spin Doctor torque wrench. Also ordered Loctite 480.

You guys can send me your KEOs for overhaul. ha
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