Re: To float or not to float?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Me, Apr 4, 2004.

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    You may want to try Speedplay pedals. Unlike most (all?) other pedals, the
    Speedplay pedals do not apply pressure to force your foot back to a central
    position. I had some different problems because my heel likes to rotate out
    a bit on every pedal stroke. My Look and Shimano pedals resisted that motion
    and caused some cramping in weird places on long rides. When I changed to
    Speedplay, the problem went away.

    Good Luck,
    "David Wuertele" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Fifteen years ago, I was told by a cycling podiatrist (Bill Petersen)
    > that pedal float would be good for my knees (which I was having
    > problems with at the time), so I switched to Time pedals.
    > Recently, I was told by another cycling podiatrist (Douglas Ehrenberg)
    > that pedal float is bad for my achilles tendon (which I'm having
    > problems with now), so I am re-evaluating my pedal choice.
    > Is this really a no-win situation? I would like to get the facts and
    > some advice from additional experts to help me decide whether to use
    > float. Anecdotes might help, but science would be better. Can anyone
    > suggest some resources?
    > Dave