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Foot and Front tire clearance

Old 05-05-03, 09:25 AM
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Foot and Front tire clearance

How much clearance should there exist between your foot at the 3 o'clock (horizontal) position and the front wheel if it is turned. Granted, most of the time the front wheel will be straight. Over the weekend when I was riding slow and talking with someone walking, I turned around on my bike and just happened to notice that the tire and my foot just barely missed each other. Of course, as long as they miss, I guess that's okay.
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Old 05-05-03, 10:30 AM
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mkwdrs: It's OK even if there is some overlap. You just have to be mindful of the overlap if you're turning around. Under normal riding conditions you won't have to worry about it.

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I have a bike like that. Fairly agressive geometry and straightish fork plus big feet. I just have to remember that when I'm trackstanding at a stop light. It's not a big deal otherwise.
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Old 05-05-03, 11:49 AM
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There have been many posts about this issue in the past. Use the search engine to find the threads.

I think that overlap is OK. During a normal ride, your wheel will not turn that far to where it becomes a problem. I suppose it could be a bigger issue on fixed gear bikes. Luckily, in 3 o'clock position, the tire misses the tip of my shoe by about 3 milimeters.

Here's a pic of Lance Armstrong's new bike; lots of overlap.

http://a104.g.akamai.net/7/104/1751/...ile/image1.jpg
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Old 05-06-03, 05:59 AM
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Can anyone see the pics or is it just my computer that won't let me?
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Old 05-06-03, 06:10 AM
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Lowcel>>> I wasn't able to see the pics either.
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Try again. For some reason the post didn't pick up the whole URL. I edited shrimpx's post and it should work for you now.
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Tks Media.
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