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    Shimano SPD pedals squeaking

    I searched and came up with a number of threads that didn't really help so I'm starting a new one. I've determined that I'm getting squeaking from where the blue arrow is and the opposite side of the metal of where the red arrow is pointing. If I put some chain lube on a q-tip and get it in there, it's quiet for a bit but then when it attracts grit it's louder than it was before.

    Is there anything I can use that doesn't attract grit? Copper/lithium/teflon grease? I haven't used any of these to know if they're better or worse but thought I'd start here.


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    blue arrows red arrows wtf

    none of my spuds have colored arrows anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    blue arrows red arrows wtf

    none of my spuds have colored arrows anywhere
    Sorry, I got distracted and forgot to upload the pic.

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    Throw a but of grease in there I've had to do it before worked fine


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    Squeaky pedals are annoying! Iíve been using this lubricant. Itís more viscous than chain lubes or other general purpose lubes. After a 90 minute ride in dust my pedals are still smooth and silent. I put a couple of drops on the underside of my shoe cleats instead of on the pedals though, simply because it was easier to reach. Itís the part of the cleat that contacts the pedal exactly where your arrows are.

    WPL ForkBoost Fork Seal Lubricant and Cleaner, Biodegradable and Bio-Based, Rubber-Compatible Dust Seal Treatment for Bicycle Forks and Shocks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQHCQVX..._eQ-6EbTESVE0V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Squeaky pedals are annoying! Iíve been using this lubricant. Itís more viscous than chain lubes or other general purpose lubes. After a 90 minute ride in dust my pedals are still smooth and silent. I put a couple of drops on the underside of my shoe cleats instead of on the pedals though, simply because it was easier to reach. Itís the part of the clear that contacts the pedal exactly where your arrows are.

    WPL ForkBoost Fork Seal Lubricant and Cleaner, Biodegradable and Bio-Based, Rubber-Compatible Dust Seal Treatment for Bicycle Forks and Shocks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQHCQVX..._eQ-6EbTESVE0V
    Are you putting it on every ride?

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    Normal parktool lube I only had to put on ever few months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    Are you putting it on every ride?
    I've only just started using it and I've only needed to apply it once so far.

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    Same deal. I usually Triflow at the same time as my chain

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    Mine did that when new, but stopped. Maybe polishing the area is the better solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerVernon View Post
    Mine did that when new, but stopped. Maybe polishing the area is the better solution.
    The contact area is the underside of the metal bail and would be a tricky area to get to if you wanted to polish it. Dremel tool with a long polishing bit maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerVernon View Post
    Mine did that when new, but stopped. Maybe polishing the area is the better solution.
    That's funny as mine was silent when new and developed the noise later.

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    The squeak is likely worn cleats. Probably only on one side too....
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