Broke the Blade/spring on my Look Keo Blade 2 pedal
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    Broke the Blade/spring on my Look Keo Blade 2 pedal

    Out riding with a few friends on our local route and we were regrouping after a short hill climb. I go to snap into my pedals and feel something weird. I turn to see and find the blade had popped out of the pedal. I grab the blade from the ground and see its snapped just after the curve in the blade. They were bought a year ago for a bike build that I just finished. I have maybe 200km on them.
    Look Keo Blade 2 pedal.jpg

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    Warranty claim.

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    Look pedals never fail to fail. Here nothing but bad about them. Breaking bodies, squeaks, breaking tabs (above photo) and poor bearings. Throw them out and get a pair of Dura-Ace pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Throw them out and get a pair of Dura-Ace pedals.
    Bad advice. File the warranty claim (Look pedals have a two year warranty). Get the new pedals. Sell them on E-Bay, then buy different pedals.

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    I had the same thing happen to me, the pedal had 700 miles on it. Look warranty was a pain to work with, after enough bi***ing the dealer I bought the pedals from just took care of it himself, he took the spring off another junk pedal he had and fixed mine.

    I never put them back on the bike, sold them on e-bay.
    Miles of agony for moments of ahhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Look pedals never fail to fail. Here nothing but bad about them. Breaking bodies, squeaks, breaking tabs (above photo) and poor bearings. Throw them out and get a pair of Dura-Ace pedals.
    I've had good success with Look pedals over the years. My original 1991 Look pedals are still in use on a trainer bike in my basement. That said I think using a piece of carbon as a spring is a really bad design and doomed to fail. I assume they did this just to save a few grams. The cheaper Look pedals with metal springs work just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Look pedals never fail to fail. Here nothing but bad about them. Breaking bodies, squeaks, breaking tabs (above photo) and poor bearings. Throw them out and get a pair of Dura-Ace pedals.
    Do you happen to know their respective countries of origin?
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    I had one of my springs snap the first time I clicked into them and had to ship the peddles all the way back to the UK to warranty them (Merlin cycles fortunately handled this). On the flip side I have racked up 8k miles since then with no issues.

    I wonder if the spring tension size affects the longevity- mine were the red (16Nm) version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvad View Post
    Bad advice. File the warranty claim (Look pedals have a two year warranty). Get the new pedals. Sell them on E-Bay, then buy different pedals.
    lol. . Yes, you are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    That said I think using a piece of carbon as a spring is a really bad design and doomed to fail.
    Time manages it perfectly well on their Xpresso pedals. Never read/heard of a failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Time manages it perfectly well on their Xpresso pedals. Never read/heard of a failure.
    My Time Xpresso pedal spring broke after less than six months of use. That's how I learned the technique of filing a warranty claim, then selling the replacements on E-Bay. On the other hand, my iClic2 pedals have been flawless for several years.
    Last edited by tvad; 06-29-2015 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvad View Post
    My Time Xpresso pedal spring broke after less than six months of use.
    that's kind of odd. I road Time pedals for like 20 years, and have a Time frame set. I just went Dura Ace (campy record group) pedals as their bearings and overall design are the best in the business.

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    aw crap. great, this is bound to happen to my 12nm blades now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post
    Do you happen to know their respective countries of origin?
    Dura Ace: Japan
    Look: Tunisia I think.

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    My Look Keo 2 Max is made in France.

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