Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: True North tourer (www.truenorthcycles.com), 2004; Miyata 1000, 1985
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Bicycle shoe touching the front wheel
On one of my touring bikes, the front wheel bumps against the side of my bicycle shoe when I turn the wheel sharply. This only happens at low speeds; I normally do not turn as quickly at high speeds.
This would be less of an issue if I did not have a front fender. The fender reduces the distance from the front of my toe to the wheel by about half an inch (1 cm). I cannot move the fender closer to the wheel. Would it help to change the fork to one with more rake?
I am also wondering whether I am experiencing this because I have largish feet, or because I use cleats with this bicycle. On my other bike, without cleats, my feet more easily shift backwards. Maybe I never noticed.
Does this happen to anyone else? I am concerned because I sometimes start to lose steering control when my toe connects with the front wheel. No spills so far.