Dead cleats?

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Are my cleats dead?

Look matey, I know a dead pair of cleats when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.
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No, no. They're not dead, they're resting. Remarkable cleat the SH51, beautiful plumage.
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They're probably pining for the fjords.
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Dead cleats?

Postby gaz » 24 May 2019, 2:50pm

I understand that SH51s stun easily, so I thought I'd seek fellow forum users' opinions :wink: .
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Remarkable cleat the SH51

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Beautiful plumage
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby Vorpal » 24 May 2019, 3:01pm

You forgot a voting option?

They're pining for the fjords!

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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby gaz » 24 May 2019, 3:19pm

FTFY.
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby Mick F » 24 May 2019, 3:54pm

Only fit for the scrap bin, but you could have difficulty getting them off.
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby gaz » 24 May 2019, 4:01pm

The shoes are in a similar condition. It's well beyond removing the cleats being a feasible, never mind worthwhile, option.
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby NUKe » 24 May 2019, 4:03pm

Usually if the cleats are worn that bad then the shoes are junk as well as the Shoes are worn as well so new cleats will stand proud.
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby BrightonRock » 25 May 2019, 8:46am

I say there's at least one more ride in those cleats - to the Shimano shoes graveyard!

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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby rjb » 25 May 2019, 1:01pm

You have years of life left in them. A few thousand more miles and they may resemble my trusted footwear. :lol:
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby gaz » 25 May 2019, 6:41pm

Having seen rjb's pics I now realise that I have decided to retire mine too soon :wink: .

Checking a few other forum posts my shoes and cleats are about ten years old, with a guestimate of around 20-25,000 miles of use. It was about three and a half years ago that I got some replacements for these because they were looking and feeling a bit worn.

The replacements were not as comfy and have largely sat at the back of the cupboard until a few months ago when I relegated these to short trips only.
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Re: Dead cleats?

Postby 661-Pete » 11 Jun 2019, 8:48pm

What are us toeclip fanatics to make of this story?
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
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