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Toe Overlap Solution(4 posts)

Toe Overlap SolutionPsyDoc
Jun 7, 2001 8:29 AM
Recently, there were a few posts concerned with toe overlap. I have never really had any problems with toe overlap as falling once due to my shoe hitting my front foot once years ago was enough. This morning I was out riding and sort of thinking about it as I was watching the sun rise. Then, a possible solution hit me...sort of an epiphany. When you have to make a somewhat sharp turn at slow speeds, all you need to do is to force your heel down (on the offending foot) thereby making the front of your foot point up a bit. For me, this allows about 1/4" - 1/2" of clearance between my front wheel and foot during tight turns at slow speeds. This may not work with everyone as I believe it will depend on cleat placement, and shoe size (I have size 45 Sidi's), and possibly other factors I have not considered.
re: Toe Overlap SolutionCima Coppi
Jun 7, 2001 10:13 AM
Doc,

The opposite is true as well if you're standing out of the saddle (say track standing, for example). You can point you toes down to the ground, and accomplish the same result.
Good to know...thanks! (nm)PsyDoc
Jun 7, 2001 12:02 PM
nm
real Toe Overlap SolutionJack S
Jun 7, 2001 10:35 AM
move cleat to very tip of shoe