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another foot positioning question(2 posts)

another foot positioning questionfunknuggets
Apr 15, 2002 7:14 AM
I asked someone the other day what they thought of my bike position, due to positioning issues I have been having (new seatpost, seat, and longer stem) and they said it looked fine, however I was not dropping my heel at all during the revolution. Tell me, what effect does this have? Funny thing is, I think I have ALWAYS ridden like this and been relatively successful and what would be the answer to remedy this, a lower seat height? And what, do you think would be the pros/cons to either staying the way I am, or changing my stroke to drop my ankle?

Thanks in advance
re: another foot positioning questionDINOSAUR
Apr 15, 2002 7:33 AM
I just read an article about this the other day. It takes a number of years for you to find that pedal stroke and candance that works for you. A lot of it depends on the muscle fibers you have in your legs. Don't try to chance your stroke, just do what comes naturally. When you start to change things, that's when injuries pop up. My foot stays level throughout my stroke, although sometimes I drop my toes in a stabbing motion when am climbing.
Watch some tapes of the pros and see all the different methods.