you know the little plates which sit between the sole and the base of the shoe that the cleat bolts screw into ... well I've managed to mess up one of the ones on my specialized shoes, by tightening the cleat bolts too hard, and the thread on the plate that it screws into has cracked and thus the cleat bolt can't be tightened into it. It's happened twice, on the same one - but hasn't happened once on the other one, which led me to believe that it may just be that one that was a bit weak. I've managed to get it working by cutting it in half with a hax0r ()and flipping one of the halves over so the two good threads sit together and the cleat goes in them, but I'm still not satisfied with it, personally i don't think it should be possible to ruin it like this by human hand with only a multitool, but I'm going to try and get onto specialized to send me a new one and might invest in a torque wrench to make sure i don't overtighten it again. However, does this product (some cleats) come with the plate? it's pictured with it, but doesn't say anything about the plate. And if buying those cleats is the only way of getting a new plate, what if I don't want multi-release cleats? I don't see why I'd mind, but i'm a pedantic bugger. Is there anywhere you can get just the plate on its own, if not why not?