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Cycle Components - Look pedals

On this page: Keo Carbon | Keo Easy | PP 396 | PP 357 | PP 247 | Competition PP 75 | Celeste-colored Look pedals | PS-26

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It was the Look ski-binding company that made clipless pedals easy to use and popular.

The first clipless pedals (that is pedals without toe clips and straps) were patented in 1895, but they never caught on. For nearly a century riders used quill pedals with toe clips and straps.

Clipless pedal patent

Here is the 1895 patent for clipless pedals. So many parts of bike that we think of as new and modern were invented during the 1890s, the time of American's first great bike boom

In the early 1970s Cinelli of Italy, famous for it bars, stems and frames, came up with a clipless pedal suitable for track use. It wasn't practical for road use because it required the rider to reach down to the pedal and pull on a lever to release the shoe from the pedal.

The French Look ski-binding maker had the brilliant insight to use its "twist-out" technology that allowed a skier to twist his foot to step out of his skis to create the first truly practical clipless bicycle road pedal. Patented in 1984, Look pedals got a giant boost when Bernard Hinault won his fifth Tour de France using Look's pedals in 1985.

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault winning the 1985 Tour de France prologue with Look clipless pedals.

In the late 1980s, French competitor Time began selling pedals that allowed the foot follow its natural tendency to rotate slightly through the pedal stroke. This rotation, called "float", was a godsend for many riders who suffered knee and ankle problems with cleat systems, including Look, that locked the foot in place.

Look quickly responded with a simple redesign of the cleat that allowed the Look pedal user's foot to rotate. Now, one can even specify how much float one wants: fixed, or no float, three degrees of float or even more.

With some changes, the fundamental design that Look pioneered in the mid-'80s remains the basic design of most road pedals today. Step in and twist out.

Look Keo Carbon road pedals. New, $225.00

Part# 64437

  • Carbon fiber-reinforced body
  • Chromoly axle
  • Grey cleats with 4.5 degrees of float
  • Adjustable spring tension
  • In one season six Pro-Tour teams used this pedal.

Keo Carbon pdals


Look Keo Easy road pedals. New pair, $110.00

Part# 64494

  • Though the picture shows one pedal, this is a pair of new pedals for sale.
  • Comes with grey cleat (4.5 degrees of float).
  • Body is made of a glass-fiber reinforced polyamide. Light, strong, and reasonably priced.
  • Tension is not adjustable, but they are easy to enter and exit.

Look Keo Easy

Look PP 396 yellow clipless pedals. New, $200.00

Part# 64999

  • We have one pair.
  • This pedal uses the "ARC" Delta cleat.
  • Produced in the early 2000s.
  • Adjust the pedal float with the knob back of the pedal: 0, 3, 6 or 9 degrees of float. Neat!
  • Cleat tension is also adjustable with the allen key fitting on top of the pedal.

Look PP 396 pedals

Pedals, cleats and directions

Look 396 Pedals

Side and bottom view

Look Pedals

Another view

Pedal bottoms

Bottoms of both pedals

Pedals in box

These pedals are new, in the box.

look pedal box

The Look factory box. The Veltec Sports on the label was the the Look importer in the arly 2000s. The firm closed its U.S. operation in 2011.

Look PP 357 clipless pedals. Used, $75.00/set

  • Uses Delta "ARC" cleats.
  • Has "Multitensor" tension/float adjustment

PP 357 pedals

Top view

Look 357 pdals

From the side

Look pedals

And the same pedals flipped around

Look Pedals

Back view

Look pedals

From the front

Look pedals bottoms

The pedals' bottoms. They look pretty good.

Look PP247 clipless pedals. New, $65.00/set

  • Uses Delta "ARC" cleats.
  • Has "Multitensor" tension/float adjustment

Look PP247 pedals

Pedals, red cleats, hardware, it's all there.

Look pedals

Here are just the pedals.

Look PP247 pedals

Top and bottom

Look Competition PP 75 clipless pedals. Used, $35.00

  • These pedals are priced without cleats. If you need a pair we have them posted here.
  • This pedal was also marketed as the Mavic 645 LS, but the Mavic version was hard-grey anodized.
  • Produced about 1987

Look Competition pedals

Look Celeste-colored clipless pedals. Used, $40.00

A lovely set of pedals in Biachi's trademark color.

Look Celeste pedals

These pedals are made for ARC cleats, which are not included at this price. If you need a set of cleats for these pedals or a set you already have, we have lots in stock.

LOOK PS-26 clipless pedals. Used, $40.00/set

  • From the mid-1980s. These are first-generation Look clipess pedals.
  • These pedals have been overhauled. They have needle bearings on the inboard, crank side and cartridge bearings on the outboard side.

Look PS 26 pedals

A pece of bike history.

Look PS-26 pedals

Side view

Look clipless pedals

The pedals flipped around to show their other sides.

Look clipless pedals

From behind.

Look clipless pedals

And here are the bottoms of the pedals.