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Old 06-27-07, 07:52 AM   #1
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Toe hitting fender

I recently installed a pair of awesome Freddy Fenders. However, recently I noticed the front fender is interfering with the front of my toe strap. Is this anything to worry about?
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Old 06-27-07, 07:59 AM   #2
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Nope, happens to the best of us. You'll get used to it soon enough.
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Old 06-27-07, 07:59 AM   #3
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well now you have some form of toe overlap. lots of people here ride with this problem daily. At first it is something that you will stay aware of.. not turning hard with that foot forward. But in a short amount of time, it will be second nature, just like never coasting is.

you can also adjust the fender if possible.
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Old 06-27-07, 08:24 AM   #4
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when turning, tilt your lead foot down.
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Old 06-27-07, 09:36 AM   #5
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I usually find that its only a problem while mounting, I've got a large frame but if your not careful a squirly mount can end up with face to pavement.
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it is something to worry about if you eat it in traffic

be very aware of this potential until you avoid it without thinking
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Old 06-27-07, 10:33 PM   #7
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dont worry about it.
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Old 06-27-07, 11:38 PM   #8
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Watch out when you are taking sharp and or slow turns. Almost ate it once. Always remembered to tilt my foot after that.
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Old 06-28-07, 10:55 AM   #10
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The obvious solution is to cut off your toe. Idiot.
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Yeah, I have the most trouble with mounting the bike. I usually turn at very low speed (like 5mph), so contact hasn't brought me to the ground yet. My fixie is also my commuter bike (10 miles per day); that's why I needed fenders. I would like to solve this problem, preferably without losing body parts. I guess one way is to cut off the bottom part of the fender. Another option is to replace the fork, one that puts the wheel an inch or two forward.

Do touring bikes have this problem? If not, I might just buy a touring bike and convert it into a fixie. Something like a Trek 520.
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get a frame that fits
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get a frame that fits
toe overlap has nothing to do with frame size, unless you mean geometry.
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Old 06-28-07, 07:36 PM   #14
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What makes you think the frame doesn't fit me? In fact, it fits very well. The problem occurs only after the aftermarket fender was installed. I guess the manufacturer (Miyata) did not anticipate people installing aftermarket fenders on their road bikes.
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yes, geometry and/or frame size = fit
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What makes you think the frame doesn't fit me? In fact, it fits very well. The problem occurs only after the aftermarket fender was installed. I guess the manufacturer (Miyata) did not anticipate people installing aftermarket fenders on their road bikes.
Um no. You also conveniently forgot to consider the possibility that your frame has tighter clearance than other bikes which do NOT have such problems with fenders.
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Old 06-28-07, 07:59 PM   #17
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Below is pretty much what my Miyata 110 looks like (guy is not me), except
me frame is smaller, about 51cm.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:43 PM   #18
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deal with it, I'd say.
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