Today, I have been mostly ... ... fettling my left SPD shoe! I have been using a pair of cheapo Aldi SPD cycling shoes for about 3 years. They are starting to fall apart now, but that's okay - I have done a lot of hard riding in them and have definitely had my money's worth out of them. Cash is tight and I don't like throwing things away that can be repaired, so I did a bodge repair which should get me a few more months out of the shoes. I went to do up one of the velcro straps on the left shoe before setting out on my ride yesterday but the tab through which the strap passes just tore off the shoe. I limped through the ride with my overshoe holding the cycling shoe on but a more effective solution was required. So, today I cut a small slot either side of the broken tab, threaded a cable tie through, looped that back, and made quite a neat bodged replacement tab out of it. If that lasts me to the summer then I will be satisfied.