FGFS Wheel Pedal/Foot Clearance
I have a track frame (Windsor The Hour) fixed gear bike that I am in the process of transitioning into a FGFS. The latest thing I did is replace the stock fork for a landing gear fork. The stock fork is a track frame that angles out at the bottom. The landing gear fork is straight. After I replaced the fork, I like the way it feels and looks. Only problem is that now my wheel hits the front of my foot sometimes when I make a sharp turn and I'm not on the balls of my feet. Sometimes I like having my foot more on the center of the pedal.
I am trying to get new pedals. The current pedals have straps and force my foot to be more forward than I need. I think a bigger more BMX-like pedal will allow me to more comfortably have my feet back a little. Then I can get straps and put them on such that it forces me to not bring my feet too far up.
What can I do, if anything, to give me more room between the front wheel and the pedals? Specifically, I wonder if a shorter crank would provide noticeable difference. My cranks are 165mm. First I assumed I wouldn't want to go lower than 160mm, but reading this (http://sheldonbrown.com/cranks.html) made me wonder how short of a crank length I could go with, since I have short legs anyway.
Any other ideas, besides going 650c on the front wheel, which I don't think I would ever do?