Re: [CR]Re: Cleats for old road shoes


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From: Wdgadd@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 21:19:46 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Cleats for old road shoes
To: DRob697@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: dartley@co.ba.md.us

In a message dated 3/12/03 8:44:12 PM, DRob697@aol.com writes:

<< from my experience the long TA cleats can be difficult to install and stay put once nailed, and might be best nailed on by a shoe repairman who has the repair last, proper nails etc.
>>

The hot ticket used to be to bolt the cleats on using countersunk screws from the inside and nuts on the outside. Also, I remember that the base of the T.A. Anquetil long "road" cleats would often break about 1/2 " behind the slot, especially on less rigid shoes; many people would shorten them before installing to about the length of the "track" version. These cleats were apparently around before T.A. made them- I've wondered what the story is with that.

Best regards,
Wes Gadd
Unionville,CT