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adding pedal clearance(6 posts)

adding pedal clearancescottfree
Dec 10, 2001 8:41 AM
Even with my cleats jacked all the way over, my wide feet scrape the crank arm on the new Look pedals I just installed (The old Mavics had more clearance). Would anyone warn me off if I said I was going to use a washer as a spacer to get a little more clearance?
washer okDog
Dec 10, 2001 9:41 AM
I've read that using a washer is ok. How thick, not sure.

If you really need to jack them out, consider the Look CX7's . They are adjustable (but expensive).

Dog
It depends,TJeanloz
Dec 10, 2001 9:43 AM
If your feet are so wide that they're really making solid contact with the crankarm, put a 1mm washer in. This will increase the Q-Factor, which is not really ideal- but you have no options. If, however, your foot is just brushing the crankarm, live with the fact that you'll rub the finish off your cranks and your knees will thank you.
9/16" spark plug washersSpokeman
Dec 10, 2001 10:02 AM
I'm not sure how thick they are, but I used them for years on my look pedals. Be wary of hardwares store flat washers, they are too thick and don't leave enough axle in the crankarm.

just my $0.02
SM
Are you sure that the issue is width?jtolleson
Dec 10, 2001 11:19 AM
I have this problem because I have fused left ankle that slightly is in a "toe out" position. Obviously not wanting to compensate by putting my cleats in an unnatural position, I got my heel off the crank with a couple of shims under the cleat.

Just be sure that the issue is truly width, not rotation.
Check these outhereisalink
Dec 10, 2001 11:55 AM
http://home.earthlink.net/~bikejerry/kneesavers.htm

Never used them, just came across this site today.

Enjoy:)