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    speed play click

    I rode with a buddy this morning who is having a click in his speed plays, as he is pedalling. It is at the same spot every rotation.

    He has lubed it to the max, any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I rode with a buddy this morning who is having a click in his speed plays, as he is pedalling. It is at the same spot every rotation.

    He has lubed it to the max, any suggestions?
    How are you sure it is the pedals? It could be a whole bunch of things that also would click at the same point in every revolution. If "lubed it to the max" means injecting new grease until clean grease is coming out of the other side of the pedal, then it is unlikely to be anything internal to the pedal unless the bearings are shot. Are the Allen screws that hold the plates onto the pedal fully tightened with greased threads? Are the cleats secure on the shoes with greased thread bolts? What condition are the cleats in?

    And then there is that long list of things that click when you pedal. If your buddy swaps out the Speedplays and the noise goes away, that is the only definitive proof that it is the pedals (or how the cleats interact with the pedals).

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    You have a lot of questions, that I don't have the answers for. That is good, I'll relay you info. I don't think it's the bike, but we will see.
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    For what it’s worth I had a click in a month old pair of Speedplay’s. Same problem as you describe there was a click at the same spot while pedaling from the right pedal. In my case I just had to re-grease the pedal threads. It’s been fine since doing that.


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    As Kerry said, it could be something other than the pedals. It could be the bottom bracket or even the seat post. The only way to find out is to eliminate suspects.
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