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Old 06-15-09, 05:09 PM   #1
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Any way to move my pedal out more?

I have these nice clipless pedals, but the only problem is that I constant keep bumping my heal against the crank. I probably used to ride with my foot on the outter edge of the pedal before I had my clipless setup, but now I can't do that any more since I'm clipped in.

Is it possible to screw in some sort of space so that my left foot can be out to the left more when I'm riding? Do they make such a thing or do I just have to buy a new crank and or pedal?
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Old 06-15-09, 05:14 PM   #2
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Check out Kneesaver pedal extenders.
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Old 06-15-09, 05:15 PM   #3
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Knee savers are the usual answer to the problem.
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Find a LBS that knows how to fit riders. If you're doing that, your position on the bike isn't right. You may need to raise your saddle. You also may need wedges in your shoes. If the fit is right, you will need some exercises to get your lower body in adjustment.
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I use those. They're not perfect, but they resolve that issue on at least some setups.
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yeah, you really need to be fit properly. it will solve many bike related problems for about 90% of riders
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Find a LBS that knows how to fit riders. If you're doing that, your position on the bike isn't right. You may need to raise your saddle. You also may need wedges in your shoes. If the fit is right, you will need some exercises to get your lower body in adjustment.
The bike's fit may be off, or the OP is really bowlegged... or both. My right leg has a significant twist below the knee, so much so that I have to put a wedge under the cleat and angle the shoe such that my heel barely clears the crankarm. The left foot is straight up, though.
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Your can also reposition your cleat to move your feet in/out (out for you.)
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With SPD pedals, you can also adjust the angle of the cleat so your heel won't rotate in far enough to hit the crank. I don't know about others.
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