Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Stainless steel shoe cleat plates?

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Stainless steel shoe cleat plates?

Old 07-11-05, 05:54 AM
  #1  
Chiz
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stainless steel shoe cleat plates?

Hello

I was at Glentress in Scotland over the weekend.

Going down a rock descend, my SPD cleat was ripped from the shoe. Got down to the bottom to find the thread on the cleat plate had failed. Inspection revealed rust around the thread, no doubt this is the reason why the threads failed and the cleat was ripped out. I turned the plate around and used the other 2 threads to fix the shoe.

However, these shoes (Pearl Izumi Vapor) are only 3 months old, so it's not like they are years old and I should be replacing the cleat plates. I do machine wash the shoes when they are muddy since I can't hand was them properly. This is probably where the rusting has occured, since no water can get in from the bottom because I've seeled them with bathroom sealant.

So what I need is a cleat plate that does not rust. Does anyone make a stainless steel one, or possibly an aluminium one?
Chiz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.