I have some cleats that say Look Patent, what are the compatible look pedals? I am pretty sure that that is what the cleats say but correct me if I am wrong.

Look cleat on the bottom of a shoe

  • Are you sure that's a cleat? Metal or plastic? If it's plastic it's almost certainly a "place-holder" that is intended to be replaced by a cleat. Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 21:05
  • yeh, I am pretty sure it is a cleat
    – Charlie
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 21:54
  • @daniel r Hicks I’ve never seen a metal look cleat. They are always plastic.
    – Andrew
    Commented Mar 23, 2021 at 11:29
  • @Andrew - I've never seen a plastic cleat. Commented Mar 23, 2021 at 11:47
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    @DanielRHicks - you must not be very familiar with clipless pedals. Look pedals with plastic cleats were the dominant road bike clipless system for a couple of decades and are still quite common. They are the reason that so many road bike shoes come with 3-bolt pattern soles.
    – Andrew
    Commented Mar 23, 2021 at 13:16

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I cannot correct you if you are wrong because I can't see your cleats. I assume you have 3-bolt cleats. Look also makes 2-bolt cleats, but that's not what they're known for.

Your cleats are probably compatible with Look Keo pedals; in addition to Look themselves, there are a lot of other companies making Keo-compatible pedals. Look has an older design called "Delta" that is not compatible with Keo, so if your cleats look really old, they might be Deltas. I don't think anyone is still making Delta pedals.

Note that Shimano SPD-SL pedals are very similar but incompatible; note also that Shimano SPD pedals are completely unrelated to SPD-SL pedals.

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    Photo added - that's definitely a Keo cleat so you can firm up your answer.
    – DavidW
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 20:03
  • Concur - and they're barely worn at all. Perhaps a ride or two at most, or even just walking around.
    – Criggie
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 21:49
  • Ok Thanks so what pedals would I need
    – Charlie
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 21:54
  • As it seems there are different subcategories of the keo pedals
    – Charlie
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 21:55
  • It's mostly a matter of how much you want to spend to get lighter pedals and fancier materials.
    – Adam Rice
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 23:43

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