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Old 08-04-07, 10:46 AM   #1
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Adjusting fit to deal with one foot...

So after getting the bike pretty dialed in, and then letting the LBS take a look at it and having them tweak it, and discovering I should have left it the way it was, I'm now retweaking...

I fixed the problem with the boys by adjusting the nose of the saddle. I fixed the problem with the left foot "falling asleep" by adjusting the height of the saddle. I fixed the problem of too many riders passing me like I was standing still by adjusting my attitude.

But I STILL have a problem with my right foot getting the tingles after about five miles, and I can't figure out what to adjust! I tie my shoes the same as always (although I'm going to try leaving that one looser). Searching the forums didn't give me any tips because searching on "tingle" doesn't get far, searching on "foot" gets way too much, and searching on "falling asleep" wasn't productive either.

So I'm asking for some sage advice on how to fix a problem with just one foot. And I repeat a question I've asked earlier -- is it possible that my feet just don't like the metal pins of the new pedals?

What else can I tweak?
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What kind of shoes are you using? Shoes for cycling should have very stiff soles...if you're riding in tennis shoes, that may be your problem.

It may also be a foot placement issue (that's one of the advantages of clipless pedal systems - consistent foot placement).
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What kind of shoes are you using? Shoes for cycling should have very stiff soles...if you're riding in tennis shoes, that may be your problem.

It may also be a foot placement issue (that's one of the advantages of clipless pedal systems - consistent foot placement).
Shimano mtb shoes, and i've been wearing them for at least a year.
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Carry your money in your right pocket, put a toothpick behind your ear and buy one clipless pedal for the right foot.




ps: I liked the movie, "Tin Cup."
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Carry your money in your right pocket, put a toothpick behind your ear and buy one clipless pedal for the right foot.




ps: I liked the movie, "Tin Cup."

Which ear does the toothpick go behind? What happens if the toothpick falls off? What kind of clipless pedal?

I liked the same movie. I forget the name of the love interest in real life, but waaow what a gal.
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Sigh.
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Gary, the only thing that I can think of and I had the same problem, but with clipless. If have one leg longer than the other, I would try to put some kind of lift inside the shoe of the short leg. Good luck and I bet it works.
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Good advice, George.

Also, try installing good quality footbeds in your shoes, the kind you get a a bike shop or running shop.
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Tingling in only one foot must be a fit problem on that foot- If it never happened before. You'll have to learn to trick ride to confirm it though. Ride the bike backwards with the butt on the bars and then you can confirm that it is the new pedal at fault or the foot.
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Which ear does the toothpick go behind? What happens if the toothpick falls off? What kind of clipless pedal?

I liked the same movie. I forget the name of the love interest in real life, but waaow what a gal.
That would be Rene Russo...and, yeah, wowser.
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OK Gee.........your not going to believe this but...........straight for and aft may not be the perfect fit for a saddle. It turns out that the pro"s have an angle preference to one side or another.

I'm not saying its the answer, but its a free check.

Next, watch carefully when riding whether or not you toes point in the same direction left foot, right foot. Is one side more toed in or out......again try different angles.....for each foot if necessary.

Like hands, perhaps your feet like to move about a little. One thing about the Wellgo pins, they tend to lock your feet into one position for a long time. You actually have to pick your feet up to change the angle. There is "no float" in pinned platform pedals. Your older pedals may have let your feet move around more. Change your toe in angle every few miles. Change the for and aft position a little also.
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Tingling in only one foot must be a fit problem on that foot- If it never happened before. You'll have to learn to trick ride to confirm it though. Ride the bike backwards with the butt on the bars and then you can confirm that it is the new pedal at fault or the foot.

I had this problem. It's gone now, I think due to the following measures:

Loosened my shoes

Got help with fitting and saddle placement

Not bending over too far, i.e. bar tops between 1 and 3 cm below the saddle

I was also recommended to find a white chicken, a red chicken and a black chicken, tie them to the handlebars, ride in three counterclockwise circles and three clockwise around an oak tree.

I haven't tried that yet.

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DG,
I hate to suggest this, but I think it is the new pedals. Try putting your old pedals back on and see if the problem goes away. Seriously!
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OK Gee.........your not going to believe this but...........straight for and aft may not be the perfect fit for a saddle.
Yes, this a good point.

My saddles are rotated very slightly to one side. If they are straight, nothing feels right. You just keep turning it one way or the other a bit at at time and see how it feels. It's just as important as tilt angle.
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