Re: [CR]Trying to understand shoe cleats for vintage shoes.

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From: "Frank Knox" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Trying to understand shoe cleats for vintage shoes.
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 07:27:13 -0400

You can buy NOS cleats on e-bay sometimes. Use the shoes for a few rides. There will be an impression left by the rear plate of the pedal. Take the cleats/shoes to any shoe repairman and have him align the cleat slot with the impression.

Frank Knox
Greenville, NC

----- Original Message -----
From: dan kasha
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:38 AM
Subject: [CR]Trying to understand shoe cleats for vintage shoes.

> I am not really old enough to have much experience with cleats on shoes. I used toe clips for a few years (bland neonish plastic shoes with pastic cleats), but recently have gotten a hold of some nice vintage shoes that I am using. Here are the questions, thanks in advance for answering these.
> 1) I have a pair of shoes with leather soles and no cleats. Were the cleats a standard shape back then? Is there a source for these style cleats today (and nails)? And finally, what was the technique to attach them? The shoes I have are Detto Pietro with leather soles, air holes and 4 large rivets visible in the sole.
> 2) I have another couple of pairs with plastic cleats that are attached with screws (one marresi, one diadora). The cleats seem specific to those shoes. I suspect that the cleats will wear out well before the shoes do. Was this the case? Were spare cleats easy to get? What does one do today?
> And any other help is welcome of course.
> Thanks in advance,
> Dan Kasha
> SLC utah
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