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Old 05-03-09, 11:40 PM
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Anybody tried knee saver pedal extensions?

Hi, as above has anbody tried knee saver pedal extensions?

i have particularly flat feet and therefore are splayed outward.

when i ride a plain flat pedal my feet hang over the edges, with a cleat after some time it hurts my knee.

anyone?
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Old 05-04-09, 01:08 AM
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One pair for MTB, one for road here. If your heel hits chainstay or crank, you may love them, like me.
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Old 05-04-09, 06:44 AM
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There were a handful of folks in this recent thread that have used them.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=536674
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Old 05-04-09, 07:13 AM
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Before they were on the market I had some custom made by a machine shop. I've been using some form of them for 20 years. I can't use clipless pedals without them.
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I use ONE on my right pedal, as that leg is out of alignment after six knee surgeries.
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I tried a pair, but found them uncomfortable. Nice little device if you need the extra spacing.
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Yes, both KneeSavers and also Pedal Axle Extensions from High Sierra Cycle Center. It is essentially the same product. I have arthritic ankles and the extenders allow my feet to stay in their preferred position and still have chainstay clearance. Although the manufacturers don't recommend it, I have even had a pair drilled out so that I could use clipless pedals that don't have wrench flats. I don't diesel or do wild sprints and I'm not particularly large, so there have been no problems so far (~3 years).
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Old 05-05-09, 07:59 PM
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My feet point out quite a bit. Knee savers, the longest ones available keep my heels from hitting the cranks. Great, albeit expensive little things.
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Old 05-05-09, 09:21 PM
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My feet don't sit on the pedals straight, but I just use toe clips with the strap somewhat loose. My foot finds its own angle, but sits centered on the pedal.
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I installed a pair of Kneesavers on my road bike when I noticed the heel of my right foot tended to splay out slightly as I was pedaling. The installation made long trips slightly more comfortable, but I would hardly call it a "must have" for me.
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Old 05-07-09, 03:45 PM
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That might be why I could never get "comfortable" when I tried clipless pedals. I also have flat feet which want to naturally point outward, and I couldn't seem to get the cleat adjusted to where my heel was far enough away from the crank arm. Maybe I'll get some extenders and give them another shot someday. For now, my mtb style platforms are working fine.
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