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.