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Do your heels hit the chainstays on the way up?

Old 04-12-10, 07:25 AM
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Do your heels hit the chainstays on the way up?

Hi

Just traded my roadie for a Giant Anthem and took it out for the first time yesterday.
All day my right foot was rubbing against the chainstay when I was climbing.
My left leg is shorter by about 3/8", but I never rubbed the chainstays on my old roadie.

Does anyone know how to resolve this?

I have no leg or knee pain by the way, I feel just great on this bike. Just this irritating rubbing on the chainstay.

Thanks
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Old 04-12-10, 07:39 AM
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don't know what to tell you, but on my last ride I noticed on of my feet was knocking on it too, but not always. I don't even remember if it was while I was climbing out of the saddle ... it might have been. I wonder if our feet do something different when we climb out of the saddle
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
don't know what to tell you, but on my last ride I noticed on of my feet was knocking on it too, but not always. I don't even remember if it was while I was climbing out of the saddle ... it might have been. I wonder if our feet do something different when we climb out of the saddle
Once i noticed the rubbing, then i paid attention to the end and from my side i dont rub when standing.
I do know that the rubbing is from the motion of "outside to in" of the heel. Just not sure how to resolve it.maybe put a spacer(s) on the pedal axle.
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Old 04-13-10, 08:36 AM
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My feet tend to hit the chainstays on the way down. I'm not sure why I have this issue though.
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never had this problem on a specialized rockkhopper or trek fuel or junkyard roadbike..they rub against the crankarms though
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Old 04-13-10, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by fatroadie View Post
My feet tend to hit the chainstays on the way down. I'm not sure why I have this issue though.
Maybe you should stop pedaling backwards? wtf? How are your feet anywhere near the chainstays on the downstroke?

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Originally Posted by fatroadie View Post
My feet tend to hit the chainstays on the way down. I'm not sure why I have this issue though.
Maybe you're bringing your knees in to the top tube to control your bike and affects foot placement...?
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Old 04-13-10, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by m4ximusprim3 View Post
Maybe you should stop pedaling backwards? wtf? How are your feet anywhere near the chainstays on the downstroke?
Ha!
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