Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Trying to stay upright. Wreader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Crossroads ~1996
    Posts
    92
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Foot cramps, new pedals and Halloween - Oh my!

    Actually I have nothing to say about Halloween, but needed a third noun to make my title rhyme.
    I got new shoes and pedals a month ago. The first day trying them out, I fell and hurt my shoulder pretty badly, so the new pedals (frogs) are now in use on the spin bike, and my old reliables are back on my bike.
    Couple of questions. It took some adjusting, but I got the spin bike very comfortable, and it feels pretty much like my bike does. It does not cause me pain after riding like it did for the first few weeks, but, my feet cramp after about 10 minutes spinning with the frog pedals and shoes. The shoes are not too small - they are actually a tiny bit loose, so I have room for foot-swelling with longer rides. What I have noticed is that the area that my foot puts pressure on the new pedals is back, possibly almost an inch from where I would normally be comfortable. It is behind (more under the arch than the ball of my foot) where I would be comfortable in a stirrup, and it is behind where I would normally be putting pressure on my regular bike out on the road if I wanted to pick up some speed. It doesn't look like there is much room to move the cleats back, maybe milimeters, but it doesn't look like 1/2" or more is available. Is it? Is this normal? does everybody feel like their pedal is further back with these kind of pedals than with regular pedals? Am I doing something wrong?

    That was foot cramps and pedals.... uh.... "Happy Reformation Day, Everybody!" That's all I got for Halloween....

    Thanks.
    [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/exercise/wQK0fcq/]
    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...q/exercise.png


    "Just Like Riding a Bike"? Here we go!
    http://notjustlikeridingabike.blogspot.com/


    DLF>DNF>DNS

    ....dead last finish is better than did not finish.... did not finish is better than did not start.....

  2. #2
    Starting over CraigB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
    Posts
    4,081
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've never seen a pair of shoes, cleats or pedals that didn't allow the user to get the ball of the foot directly over the pedal's axle. Something's wrong.
    Craig in Indy

  3. #3
    Trying to stay upright. Wreader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Crossroads ~1996
    Posts
    92
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    O.K. Thanks. I will look at the shoes and see if I can see an obvious adjustment. If not, I'll take them to the bike shop and ask the guys there.
    [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/exercise/wQK0fcq/]
    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...q/exercise.png


    "Just Like Riding a Bike"? Here we go!
    http://notjustlikeridingabike.blogspot.com/


    DLF>DNF>DNS

    ....dead last finish is better than did not finish.... did not finish is better than did not start.....

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    what are frog pedals?

    For me, the more surface area the better when it comes to cleats and pedals. I love mt Time pedals because they offer that and also being able to move up and down and laterally as well.

  5. #5
    Trying to stay upright. Wreader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Crossroads ~1996
    Posts
    92
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    These are "frog" pedals: http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.frog I was able to adjust the cleat by 1/2" or more, and it made it much more comfortable. Thanks folks.
    [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/exercise/wQK0fcq/]
    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...q/exercise.png


    "Just Like Riding a Bike"? Here we go!
    http://notjustlikeridingabike.blogspot.com/


    DLF>DNF>DNS

    ....dead last finish is better than did not finish.... did not finish is better than did not start.....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •