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Old 05-17-24, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
When I first tried clipless I drilled holes in my shoes to move the cleat to the inside.
That was what got into looking at extenders. I bought clipless for the first time and couldn't move my foot over enough to where it wanted to be.

When I was researching extenders I found there were a lot of hollow ones that apparently can break.
Better solid, but some worry about the weight.
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Old 05-17-24, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul_P
When I was researching extenders I found there were a lot of hollow ones that apparently can break.
Better solid, but some worry about the weight.
I've heard the hollow ones will allow the use of an 8mm Allen to tighten or loosen the pedal but I haven't tried them. Seems like it's taking away too much of the strength.
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Old 05-18-24, 12:39 PM
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My right knee is catawampus, so I probably could benefit from an extender on that side. Never tried it, although I asked the LBS about them. Most of my drive side cranks have wear from my ankle, depending on how they taper from the pedal to the bb. Left leg is perfectly normal, so I would have to get two sets of pedals if I went with different length pedal axles.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
Yes, I was going to say the same. Iím not sensitive to Q-factor, but I hate rubbing crank arms. The +4 mm Shimano pedals are enough for me. With the standard pedals I have to offset my cleats to the max.
Me too. The GRX crank (on my gravel bike) has a larger Q-factor (than those on my road bikes), but even with the XT pedals having the longer (55 mm) spindles, I still need to both slide and rotate my cleat inward relative to my shoe to allow the necessary amount of toe out.
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Old 05-22-24, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by zandoval
Rick - I dont need to remind you that as you get older these little adjustments make a world of difference. I added a 2mm spacer to my right pedal to get a more comfortable alignment on my crank. Just 2mm, Ha! Due to my arthritis I have to be very careful of the dimensions and layout of my bikes. And thats just just for my little local poser rides!

Find those sweet spots where ever they may be. We do what we have to do, to keep ridding...
Was the 2mm accomplished with washers between pedal and crank?
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Old 05-22-24, 06:34 PM
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Yes. I used hardened washers with an abrasive finish. If I had needed more then 2mm I would have used another method. I just find it odd that 2mm made such a difference. I attribute that due to my Osteoarthritis.
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My feet pronate (front angled out) quite a bit. In the days of leather shoes and nail-on cleats it wasn't an issue, as I'd just nail the cleat toward the inside at a comfortable angle determined by prior riding just enough for my ankles to clear the crankarms.

I mentioned in another thread how a brief use of Avocet touring shoes in the early 1980s almost wrecked my knees. The slots in the sole force a straight-ahead foot position, which wrought havoc on my joints. Sold them at a steep loss and learned my lesson.

When I moved to SPDs and their wide angle adjustment but near-zero lateral adjustment, ankle strikes to the point of pain were my lot, even with "low Q" cranks. I heard about SCOR's product, bought KneeSavers for all my clip-in bikes, and instantly solved the problem. As the number of bikes grew, I also started using the Amazon knockoffs with no major problems.

So yes, a satisfied user.
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