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Toe overlap on Jake the Snake(6 posts)

Toe overlap on Jake the Snakeswimbikerunjump
Sep 30, 2003 5:52 AM
Anyone come up with any modification to Jake to stop toes rubbing the front wheel on slower tight turns. I am used to it and can usually avoid it but is there any forks etc. that elimiate the problem?
Fact of LifeGripped
Sep 30, 2003 8:33 AM
I think that toe overlap is just a fact of life in cross. If you get a bike with race geometry and get a frame size as small as will fit and you are a medium sized person and you don't have freakishly small feet, then you just have to learn to live with toe overlap.

If you were to get a fork with exaggerated rake, that is going to mess with your whole riding experience. The geometry will be out of whack, steering will slow, climbing will suffer. To paraphrase Kubrik, quit worrying and learn how to love the toe overlap.
Fact of Life -arn't they all!swimbikerunjump
Sep 30, 2003 12:31 PM
Oh well, always looking for a miracle. Better trim down the toenails more. It's not that bad and I was well aware of it before buying the bike. With the mods done it rides nice/fits well so I will just have to suffer.
re: Toe overlap on Jake the Snakem barnett
Sep 30, 2003 9:54 AM

When I'm running the 42mm ZED 770c's on my 58cm Major Jake - I have about 3/8" overlap - maybe less - keep those pedals vertical for the turns and hope for the best. My size 48 shoes will clear 23 thru 30 mm dia tires tho.
re: Toe overlap on Jake the Snakevelofelus
Oct 2, 2003 1:13 PM
Are you running the ZED's f&r? How tight is the clearance? Thanks.
re: Toe overlap on Jake the SnakeSean008
Sep 30, 2003 3:04 PM
I'm sure many will disagree, but I believe this all relates to too large of a crank being used. I put on shorter cranks (there's a very good theory out there-I could write a thesis on why it's correct- that states that your crank length should equal 18.5% of the distance from the top of the femur to the floor in bare feet) and no more toe rub.

My 2 cents.