Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera
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This happened to me today actually.
My shoes are very old, like 10 years old. I bought some new ones last week, and spent a fair amount of time getting my LOOK cleats lined up as close to the old position as possible. I have trouble with my right knee (patellar tendonitis) but my left was always rock solid.
I ride today for a quick 32 miles, and immediatley notice the difference re: stifness, new shoes etc... My right knee feels great, so I know I got that one correct. My left on the other hand feels really tight along outside.
The only way I could get any relief is to rotate my heel out pretty much to the point where the cleat wants to release. Im looking down at my twisted foot and I know that something is wrong. When I get home I put on the old shoe, to make sure the Float Arc is set the same, which it is. And then I see it.... The pedal spindle, a good 12-14mm of it. I put the new shoe back on, and couldnt see but 1 mm of it.
I was so worried about my fore-aft position, and the float angle, that I never checked the lateral.
Check your cleats if you have a new pedal system on the new bike. If you have transferred your old system, measure the Q-factor of the crank, your problem may lie in the lateral plane of your foot alignment.
a good refference: http://www.cptips.com/knee.htm