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    Pedal strike!

    1st pedal strike the other day.

    Fixed for ~2 mths now, cranking up the pace a little, took a turn a little sharper than usual and heard a scraaape! didn't fall, luckily.

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    crank length???

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    Perfect way to find it. Now, just never lean that far over again, and you are golden.
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    Sorry. I take that back.
    Last edited by carleton; 10-16-06 at 05:13 PM.

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    When I first got my fixie, that happened about 3 times in the first week. I was so used to the huge BB clearance on my 26" MTB. Also, I wasn't used to pedalling through turns so much, so that certainly contributed. Eh, it happens.

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    I hit a curb with my pedal once, and I thought I had ruined my entire cleat setup.
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    Happens to me once in a while, so far never hard enough to eat it, though...

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    I hate to be "that guy", but it must be done.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php
    not banned anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeyance
    I hate to be "that guy", but it must be done.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?
    Hey "that guy" - what does this have to do with the OP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    Hey "that guy" - what does this have to do with the OP?
    Maybe he wants us to Search for why he posted that search link?

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    I hit all the time. I have 170mm cranks on an English style frame. I'd like to see someone find a lower bottom bracket than mine on a road bike. I ride an old bianchi, don't know what model though. I never lose control when I touch, but I almost did. I passed my friend on his vespa and he didn't like that so he sped up and we were both taking a tight turn. He took it really tight forcing me too. Took a nice chunk out of the corner of my pedal. I won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton
    Maybe he wants us to Search for why he posted that search link?
    that was good. it made me smile.

    To clarify, the subject has been posted many times before. So using the search function will yield much more information than a thread like this, especially with comments such as mine, as well as smartass (in a good way) comments from others who obviously think ( at least more than I do) before they post.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=2917153
    or
    http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=2917149

    If perhaps the links don't work, in the first I searched for pedal strike in the title, in the second post: for the entire thread.

    Hopefully this post was better.

    But maybe this was a post to solicit simpathy (all of us either have done it or will do it) rather than advice.
    I need to think more before I post.

    Carleton: You make me smile with most of your posts. Keep up the good work.
    Last edited by abeyance; 10-16-06 at 11:51 PM.
    not banned anymore

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