I have 2 bikes that have an awful problem of the pedals interfering with
the front wheel. The bikes are a Schwinn Crisscross (hybrid) and a Peugeot
Nice (road bike). Both bikes have 700 x 32 wheels on them. The pedals are
Wellgo's with the plastic toe clip in the front. What happens is that when
I turn the wheel sharply and have one of the pedals in the most forward
position, the wheel and pedal clash and, sometimes, get stuck, promptly
causing me to lose balance. Usually this happens from a dead stop, and
sometimes as I take sweeping turns. The Schwinn cleared fine until I put
fenders on and now it just barely scrapes. The Peugeot is much much worse,
even with 700 x 22 tires; there is a huge overlap between the two.
Is this common to all bikes, or do I just need a bigger bike? Do I need to
learn to ride differently? How does one determine this from geometries
spec'd by the manufacturer? Is there a "pedal to wheel" clearence factor?
Sorry if these questions are obtuse, I don't have access to a lot of other
bikes my size (61cm) to compare, and the LBS's are no help (see other