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shoes(4 posts)

shoesdude
Jul 25, 2001 7:20 AM
My shoes rub on my tire whenever I turn enough. I have a Trek 5200 with Look pedals. Why is this? The cleat is as far farward as it will go.

Thanks,
dude
Toe overlap...Cima Coppi
Jul 25, 2001 7:24 AM
This has been discussed in great detail on this massage board. If you do a search on the subject, you'll find a lots of posts about it.

CC
I have the same problem...Kristin
Jul 25, 2001 7:43 AM
...and always will if I stick with 700c wheels. I spent some time riding in slow cirles--purposely letting my toe hit the wheel. If you practice this, you'll learn to compensate pretty quickly--and that removes some of the fear involved. Hopfully practicing this will build an automatic response to toe overlap. Good Luck!!
Meantime, don't worry about it...cory
Jul 25, 2001 7:47 AM
It's pretty common on modern bikes because of the trend in geometry (tight front triangles, upright angles etc.). I've had two or three bikes with overlap (my size 15 shoes contribute, too). I can only remember one time in 25 years when my foot has even brushed the tire in normal riding.