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Road Cycling and the three second on-the-road, how to fix a squeaky cleat…

September 2018
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You’re out on a ride and you walk into some wet grass to get to a porta-john. You hit the snack stand at the rest area, refill your water bottles and head for your bike. You throw your leg over the top tube, clip your first foot into the pedal and wait for the call to roll…

“Let’s roll”, you hear, and push off. You clip your second foot in and pedal for the road. You hit 17-1/2-mph and hear, “squeak, squeak, squeak….” every time your right foot hits the bottom of the pedal stroke. Within three-quarters of a mile, you’re mental over the squeaky cleat.

DO NOT DISPAIR!

At the next rest stop, after you’ve eaten your banana, rub the peel on your cleat and where it will contact the pedal. You don’t have to make a total mess of it, just a little goes a long way.

No more squeaky cleat.

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6 Comments

  1. theandyclark says:

    Hey, I bet that would work for a whining co-rider too! Just rub the old banana peal across their mouth…

  2. Tom Rengert says:

    This is a clever idea, bananas are so useful.
    I ate 90 when I crossed Yorkshire, recently.

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