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Moving cleats back on shoe?

Old 11-10-09, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bismillah View Post
I know this is an old thread. But I was having a little bit of left calf pain. So, I moved my cleats all the way back. Now the pain has moved from the left side of my calf to right behind my knee.

Any ideas?
No adjustment can be made without throwing something else out of whack. Now it's time to adjust the saddle to compensate for moving the cleat
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Old 11-10-09, 09:08 PM
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Everyone I've seen with their feet placed further forward on regular pedals has been on a bike that is too small for them. I'm not saying don't put your cleats in the rear mounting holes, but get your bike fit checked too. bk
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Old 09-21-13, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bismillah View Post
I know this is an old thread. But I was having a little bit of left calf pain. So, I moved my cleats all the way back. Now the pain has moved from the left side of my calf to right behind my knee.

Any ideas?
Remember, if you move your cleat rearward on your shoe, your foot moves forward relative to the pedal axle. The forward foot position means that your leg has to reach farther with each rpm than it did before. The farther reach will put more stress on the tissue behind your knee, causing soreness. The opposite is also true. Moving the cleat forward will cause a compaction of the leg reach that can result in soreness in the front of the knee. The pain can be dealt with by compensating for the change in leg reach, usually be adjusting the saddle.
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Old 09-21-13, 10:23 PM
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I would hope that everyone in this thread has sorted their cleat issues by now. The thread started in 2007, and bismillah's question was asked in 2009.

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Old 09-23-13, 06:30 AM
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This thread is searchable to anyone with an Internet connection. To think that all cyclists have sorted out their cleat position and knee pain is a bit daft, no?
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I have the same problem "the cleats being too forward" for the cycling shoes that fit me well. I have three bikes and all of them have Shimano pedals. I looked all over the internet in the last week and I could not find an adapter that would allow SH11 to move backwards one cm or two. There are a lots of other adapter for the cleats but not one to adjust the cleat position. I have imagined a concept adapter that would probably for SPD-SL work but I don't know who could build it at a decent price.


In the image above the holes in blue are intended to be matched with the shoe holes and the ones in brow with the cleat holes.
Anyhow I am interested to listen to you opinion. Drilling holes in the carbon sole is a risky procedure which I would not try if I could find another way.
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