Bicycle Mechanics - Washers as cleat wedges?
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06-05-07, 12:07 PM
My LBS don't carry LeMond wedge. I have what I believe to be a shorter leg causing very painful chafing on one side of my groin. (right where my right leg meet the body, I'd say) This has been occurring for two years, and I finally realized what is causing this. I've always assumed it was a seat problem thus far. :o
So, as the title suggest.. I've been thinking about using washers as wedge, and slowly increasing the spacing until the pain goes away. Is this a good idea? Should I rather have someone machine a wedge for me?
06-05-07, 05:04 PM
What kind of cleats? Look , speedplay and similar plastic cleats may distort if the washers load them off center. Shimano and other SPD-type metal cleats should be fine.
06-05-07, 06:08 PM
Good call, I have Look cleats.
06-05-07, 09:18 PM
hi somebody mentioned long time ago about hobby engine shims... to allign engines and stuff in hobby toys... i believe u can ask them in 30 and 60 degrees. Probably that could help u out better
You can have custom orthotics (graphite) made for your cycling shoes to correct the problem and give your feet the proper support.
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