Join Date: May 2005
Location: La La Land (We love it!)
Bikes: Gilmour road, Curtlo road; both steel (of course)
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OK, I finally got a chance to run by my closest Cannondale shop, Helen's on Broadway & 26th in Santa Monica. I explained what I wanted and how Diadora said to go to a C-dale dealer. The guy takes me to their shoe section, rummages around behind the display for a few minutes and comes up with a package containing the exact parts I needed.
"No charge," he said. "We always have a few of these laying around."
Turns out Shimano SPD cleats come with new backing plates for shoes that need them, and when the shop fits a set to shoes that do not they have the plates left over.
I know this may not help your quest for a new buckle, but I can't help think of all the anti-LBS threads running around out there.
Good bike shops rock.
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...