Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tampa, FL.
Bikes: '11 Felt Z85, '72 Motobecane Grand Record
Fixed One Problem. Created Others.
So I was having an issue where the inside of the heels of my shoes was rubbing on the chainstays thus wearing away the paint. This wasn't a constant rubbing but rather about every 10 or so revolutions I would feel a slight bump on one side or the other. I guess I'm not the best/smoothest cyclist.
I've had the paint touched up but figured I needed to try and correct the issue otherwise the paint would just keep wearing away. So, I moved the cleats on my shoes back effectively moving my feet forward.
The result was I no longer rub the chainstays but on my first ride I noticed 2 things:
1. The insides of my feet now occasionally rub the crank arms.
2. My knees started to ache after about 20 miles.
I decided to head home and ended with 26 miles but with aching knees and concern about rubbing the crank arms.
So now I need to decide if I should move the cleats back to their original position and try to consciously keep my shoes from rubbing the chainstays or is the aching just a short-term issue because I'm not used to the cleats in the new position. Not even that worried about rubbing the crank arms at this point as I figured sore knees was a more important issue to resolve.