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    The "now retired" Old Guy Ed in GA's Avatar
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    Kneesavers / Pedal Extenders follow up

    On Wednesday, last week, I ordered a pair of Kneesavers. I got them on Friday and got them installed on my bike.

    I've been having quite a bit of pain in my left knee and after inquiring on this forum as to what would help, kneesavers were recommended.

    So, how did they work?

    I rode 27 miles on Sunday and, as of today, have no pain in my left knee even though I had some pain in it before I started Sundays ride.

    I am absolutely amazed and heartily recommend them to anyone having knee pain.



    Last edited by Ed in GA; 09-03-08 at 06:59 AM.
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    So, how did you know which size to order?
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    The "now retired" Old Guy Ed in GA's Avatar
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    I called the people who make them and discussed my weight, size and type of bike/crank, and they recommended the size to try. I got the 25mm extenders.
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    Let's just hope the positive results continue over time. Happy, pain free, riding!
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    +1 for the Kneesavers; have used them on my recumbent for about 4 years. Along with some pedal float and careful bike fitting they help ease knee strain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    +1 for the Kneesavers; have them on my recumbent (trike)
    Ditto! With my knee implants "No knee savers.. No ride!"
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    Don't worry about the kneesaver length. They typically say 20 mm is best, which is about 3/4" and 25 is just under 1 inch (I got 25mm for my Sun EZ-1) If you dont like the size, and don't beat them up, the owner of the comapny will swap with you for the price of postage only. Just ask! Just besure you order what fits your crank (most bents take 9/16" I hear)
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    Does anyone have a comparison between Kneesavers and these Lemond Wedges.

    http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=5&minor=6

    They both seem to service the same problem, but with slightly different approaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Does anyone have a comparison between Kneesavers and these Lemond Wedges.

    http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=5&minor=6

    They both seem to service the same problem, but with slightly different approaches.
    I don't think they address the same problem. I use the Kneesavers because I toe-out so much that it's impossible to clip in to a pedal and turn it. Even with the extenders I hit the crankarm with my heel.
    I did try the shims that go under the cleat on my SPD shoes, but the cleat moved every time I clipped out. Just couldn't tighten the cleat screws enough.
    When I used Look pedals, I put washers under the inside of the right cleat to tilt the shoe a little.

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    I picked up a pair of 18mm pedal extenders. Haven't installed them yet. May try them on my bent.
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