- Jul 5, 2004
Yeah, I have noticed with the new pedals, that are free float, that my left foot, sits wide out, right foot, close inside. So, freak it is.Tamyka Bell said:Claes wrote:
> Tamyka Bell Wrote:
> > Hello, one more reply coming.
> > I had my bike setup by a guru (not to be confused with a lesser expert
> > or lower authority, this man is a guru). He was shocked and amazed
> > when
> > he looked at my arches - my feet are the same length, but one arch is
> > longer and flatter than the other. It's actually about a centimetre
> > longer.
> > So I adjusted my cleats so the pedal axle falls in the same spot,
> > relative to the "ball of the foot bone behind the big toe" to put it
> > completely non-technically and avoid the use of the word metatarsal.
> > Tam
> Thanx for the info Tam. I have always, on my other bikes, tried to have
> the cleats set like you describe, the accepted practice ASFAIK, and
> never had any problems. I also had the cleats like that until now, but
> for some reason, on this bike, my left knee falls in towards the frame
> a bit when I do that. I also found some advice saying that the ball of
> the foot should be slightly in front of the pedal axle at 3 o'clock.
> The motivation goes like, otherwise you are behind the axle at 1
> o'clock where you do put in a lot of power. Anyhow, my right foot is
> now slightly, about 4-5 mm in front of the axle, left ball is on the
> axle, I rode bike in to have it serviced this morning, and I do sit
> straighter on the bike, the left knee does not fall in as much. So,
> step in right direction I think.
Also try standing in front of the mirror with your toes straight ahead
and check out your knees - does one point in more than the other? You
may need to have the cleats at slightly different angles.
Being an asymmetric freak can be annoying