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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 07-15-14, 10:10 AM   #1
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Outside of knee hurts

Thinking out loud..correct me if I am wrong. As I have changed up a few things recently, I have screwed something up.

Left leg is fine.
Right leg has an issue that appears to be bike related.

The first thing I noted was the outside of my right knee hurting. Since the left leg is good, I assume this is a cleat issue.

But what way do I need to adjust the cleat?
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Old 07-18-14, 11:17 AM   #2
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Are your cleats 'toe pointing inwards' in a fixed manner throughout the pedal stroke?
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Old 07-19-14, 08:25 AM   #3
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It may possibly not be cleat position at all. I have a similar issue with my right knee which does not track straight up and down. It tends to flop to the inside nearly brushing the top tube. I was able to solve this by shimming the foot bed. Another way to solve it may be a tapered cleat with a 1 degree slope built in. I would first look to see if your knees are working the same on both sides.
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Old 07-19-14, 07:02 PM   #4
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Is the cleat position the same on both left and right shoe? If so, thats not the reason unless you have one foot bigger then the other.
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Old 07-20-14, 04:03 AM   #5
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Since the left leg is good, I assume this is a cleat issue.
Not a good assumption. Humans are not as symmetric as we'd like to believe. A slight difference in leg length, pelvic tilt, etc. can cause other fit problems to manifest in only one knee. How is the rest of your fit (particularly saddle height and setback)?
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Is the cleat position the same on both left and right shoe? If so, thats not the reason unless you have one foot bigger then the other.
I decided to start with this idea. I looked that cleats and immediately saw that they were not the same. Things may not be exactly the way I want them, but I am close, very close.
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