Slight knee pain/cleat position/seat position.



Claes

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Tamyka Bell said:
Claes wrote:
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> 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.
>
> --
> Claes


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 :D

Tam
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.
 
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Resound

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"Bikesoiler" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> Claes Wrote:
>> Different shoes for the different bikes. I do ride the MTB with the seat
>> lower than the road bike, simply to aid off road riding, sliding behind
>> the seat, absorbing bumps while seated and stuff.
>>
>> I do not ride with a low cadency, I sit at 95 to 103 on the flats.
>> Riding steep up hill, I still maintain high 80s.
>>
>> Going to a "fit specialist" is definately an option. More ideas are
>> still welcome.

>
>
> What about swapping pedals & shoes between the bikes? or at least
> trying the MTB pedals & shoes or the road bike?
>
>
> --
> Bikesoiler
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I'm running MTB shoes and pedals just because I can walk normally in the
things and they look more robust.
 
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TimC

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On 2005-12-13, Resound (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
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> "Bikesoiler" <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]
>> What about swapping pedals & shoes between the bikes? or at least
>> trying the MTB pedals & shoes or the road bike?

>
> I'm running MTB shoes and pedals just because I can walk normally in the
> things and they look more robust.


I don't geddit. Why can't we have a hard soled road shoe with either
a recessed or not metal MTB cleat?

Are there any road cleats that are metal?

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TimC
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but all the others I've used are tied for first. -- Paul Tomblin
 
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Parbs

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"TimC" wrote in message ...
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> I don't geddit. Why can't we have a hard soled road shoe with either
> a recessed or not metal MTB cleat?
>
> Are there any road cleats that are metal?
>

Like a Crank Bros Quattro? Recessed & metal.

Parbs
 
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Shane Stanley

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TimC <[email protected]> wrote:

> I don't geddit. Why can't we have a hard soled road shoe with either
> a recessed or not metal MTB cleat?
>
> Are there any road cleats that are metal?


Shimano makes a road shoe that uses recessed SPD cleats, but I don't
know that many places stock them.

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Shane Stanley