Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by Camilo
Tweak to desired effect. The human body is not perfectly symmetrical!
That's what you need to keep in mind. Adjust your cleats to fit your body, not the other way around.
FWIW: my right leg is 1/2" shorter than my left (yeah, I run around in circles), my right foot pronates (rolls outward) a few degrees, and it points outward (duck foots) a whole bunch. I've dealt with this over the years in various ways, but my riding position is still a compromise. If I wanted to correct everything, I could spend thousands of dollars on custom shoes, cranks and pedals.
If you want to get a definitive answer, consult a bicycle fitting professional. Some of them have the Fit Kit RAD device: http://bikefitkit.com/fit_kit/rad_kit.php
, which can help tune the cleat position. As you've found, this works best with new shoes. Once the cleats have taken a set, they tend to return to their original spot.
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