changing your spikes....

09/02/2012 at 22:48
I had a hell of a job getting my old spikes out of my synergies, the first couple at least... I filled the sink with a 3/4" of hot water and stood my shoes in there for 20 minutes . The remaining stingers popped out really easily ! Even the ones I'd already chewed up with the tool trying to shift them! I Hope this helps someone else , and saves some bother !
09/02/2012 at 23:12

Yup, buy a cleat ripper, and Bob's yer uncle.  Certainly better than steeping the seams in 3/4" of boiling water for 20 minutes

09/02/2012 at 23:14

couple of minutes stood in boiling water works a treat for me every time

09/02/2012 at 23:16

When you put the new ones in stick a bit of vasoline on the threads

09/02/2012 at 23:42
Hot water was sufficient, from the tap. It just Loosened the dried in crud that had sneaked behind the cleat
09/02/2012 at 23:44

just wd40 the new ones when you install them.

10/02/2012 at 07:57
Too late now! They're in. But I only change once a year anyway so that's fine
10/02/2012 at 10:23

If you do vaseline/oil them just check them regularly as it makes them more prone to unscrewing during wear.

10/02/2012 at 18:01
I had heard of people greasing prior to installation, but I'm a tight bu$%&r and didn't want to increase the chances of loosing a spike !
10/02/2012 at 18:35
Too late now! They're in. But I only change once a year anyway so that's fine
10/02/2012 at 23:18

Steady Chris I'm a busy man

12/02/2012 at 11:14

hahaha,

nice one, surely you use grease not oil to make sure the cleats dont seize?  On a seperate note, i can honestly say, without being extravagent i've replaced shoes before i've had to replace spikes? 

12/02/2012 at 11:17
Cheers Big Ears wrote (see)

hahaha,

nice one, surely you use grease not oil to make sure the cleats dont seize?  On a seperate note, i can honestly say, without being extravagent i've replaced shoes before i've had to replace spikes? 

Either you replace your shoes once or twice a year or you are walking around with most of the legs off your spikes missing.  Even metal spikes wear down eventually and plastic spike legs will break off after a while.

I use one a golf cleat removal tool which works fine for me.

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