Fifty Plus (50+) - Clipless pedals
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When you installed your clipless pedals, did you also give the shoe clips a little twist, or did you put them on straight? The reason I'm asking is I'm having a little knee discomfort on the right knee. When I walk I'm just a little toe out. Thanks george
Forget the question I dug into my books and found the answer.
03-10-07, 09:06 PM
Every body is different. Do you feel like they are holding you in a position you don't like? Change 'em. Straight means nothing. The way you feel means everything.
This might be a good time to re evaluate seat height, seat fore/aft adjustment and while you're at it, cleat fore/aft and in/out as well.
It can take a while. Don't panic.
03-11-07, 07:35 AM
When deciding on using clipless pedals I think it is important to consider the float (ability to swivel about 10 degrees without clipping out) built into the system, as well as fit and alignment issues. My SPD's allow significant float, and they solved my knee pain issue.
03-11-07, 07:50 AM
When I just stand normally, my toes point out a lot. I tried cross country skiing with rental equipment at one point in my life and I had to really concentrate on keeping the skis parallel. I had a terrible time getting acclimated to clipless pedals. At one point I seriously considered giving up on them and going back to clips and straps.
The combination that worked for me is Shimano SPD pedals with the multi-release (no float) cleats. It took me so long to find this combination that I'm afraid to try anything else.
I went and got fitted and I'm suppose to have all these things taken care of. I can't move my seat back any farther because my legs are so long and I can't raise it or I wouldn't be able to touch the pedals anymore. The cleats are all the way forward so I twisted them last night and I'm going to give it a try today.That is the only thing I can think of that is wrong. If that doesn't work I guess I'll have to get fitted again. I'm using the Simano 520 clips and it sounds like they are the most used by everybody. So I'll give it a try and see what happens.
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