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i got some old Look Road Pedals (see picture).

Now i found plenty of Cleats for cheap, but they all are for either Look Keo, Delta or SPD-Sl. Are those compatible? Did anything change from the old Look Pedals to the new Keo Pedals that could cause problems?

What cleats can i use?

old look pedals

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Look Keo 2 and Look Keo are Look's current/previous range and they are compatible with each other.

Look Delta are Look's earlier range. I'm afraid they are not compatible with Keo's or Keo 2's

SPD-SL are Shimano's version of road pedals. These aren't compatible with Look products, (neither therefore are Look products compatible with them).

Checking out Look's web site, you don't see Delta pedals on there any more, but if you look at the various Keo pedals, they are clearly a different shape to yours.

Doing a quick web search for Look Delta reveals many images, including some on this page (Exustar pedals which are compatible with Delta's - I haven't embedded the image here in case there are copyright issues). What do you think?

Note lastly that even within the "Look Delta" genre, you can buy different cleats. The difference between them is how much your foot is allowed to move whilst in the pedal (known as floating). Red cleats offer 9° float, whilst Black cleats are fixed (0°). The general rule is to go for the more flexible red cleats unless you have a reason to do otherwise. (This applies to spd-sl and keo also, in fact for spd-sl there are three options.)

  • Sorry, but i do not see such a big difference between the old Look and the ne Keo and Keo 2. Nor do i see big differences to Shimanos SPD-Sl System. The Time i-Clic looks mighty different but all those other systems look very much alike. Are you sure they are not compatible? – Andresch Serj Jul 3 '14 at 12:50
  • I didn't deliberately write a wrong answer, if that's what you're asking. – PeteH Jul 3 '14 at 15:37
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    @AndreschSerj you could always buy the wrong cleats, try them, and report back. I would be astonished if they work, but you never know. – Móż Jul 3 '14 at 23:11
  • @Mσᶎ I am a big fan of throwing money out of the window and cycling with a horrible cleat/pedal combination just to prove a point ;-) – Andresch Serj Jul 4 '14 at 7:21
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    @AndreschSerj that's good to hear. In that case you'll be fine whatever you choose – PeteH Jul 4 '14 at 20:02
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Actually the Look Delta are the oldest LOOK System i could buy in any shop. None of the shop owners/employees knew any other older system before keo. And the Deltas worked for all the old LOOK Pedals i had (i have 6 different old LOOK Pedals).

Took them for a tiny spin (~40km) and had no problems whatsoever.


Update: Got an E-Mail from a brand manager for LOOK who wrote:

keo cleats are NOT compatible with these old Look pedals. You will need the Look Delta cleats which are available either in black (no movement) or red (9° movement). [..]

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No doubt about it. Look Delta cleats are the original Look cleat design and will fit all older (pre-Keo pedals). Delta and Keo are absolutely not compatible. They look roughly the same, but the parts that fit together are not the correct shape.

  • Welcome to the site! This doesn't seem to add much to the existing answers, which already say that Delta and Keo are incompatible. – David Richerby Mar 21 at 15:53
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They look the same but will not work. Found that out the hard way. Look cleats and SPD SL pedals don't fit. PC parts use it be proprietary too. Thank god that changed. Bike parts all about the money.

  • Welcome to Bicycles @jeff. From what I see, this answer does not add anything new to what we know from the other answers. – andy256 May 14 '15 at 2:57

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