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Shoe hits front wheel(5 posts)

Shoe hits front wheeldave11
Jan 31, 2003 10:22 AM
I am looking at getting a Klein Q-Pro Carbon for 2003. The fit is good, but I can hit my front wheel with the toe of my shoe if the wheel is turned about 10 degrees, and the crank and shoe are a bit above horizontal. The shop I am working with said that is not unusual, and lots of people live with that problem, especially with Klein's geometry. I would imagine the wheel would never turn that far unless your going really slow and turn tight. It does make me nervous though. My current litespeed classic 61 doesn't have that problem. I do have big feet, size 48, which is most of the problem.

Anyone have any experience with this or thoughts/advice? The bike is a great fit besides this item, but there are other frames available where it wouldn't be an issue, although they don;t fit as well....

Toe overlapKristin
Jan 31, 2003 10:25 AM
I have it too. Actually, because of geometry and sizing, most women have to put up with this. Its not a big deal. You have to be mindful of it when turning slow cirles. I practiced this for a couple hours until I got comfortable with it. If your going fast and turn your wheel that far. Well, goodnight.
Agree--you'll probably never notice it.cory
Jan 31, 2003 10:49 AM
It's common especially with smaller frames, but it's almost never a problem. I used to have a Motobecane that I rode for a year before I even noticed that my toes could touch the front wheel. You just don't turn the wheel very far when you're riding.
Agree--you'll probably never notice it.dave11
Jan 31, 2003 11:59 AM
thanks that is what i figured. thanks for the input, I will go with the Klein then...
re: Shoe hits front wheelGeekRoadie
Jan 31, 2003 1:01 PM
Not uncommon. As the others have said, it is more common with smaller frames. You learn to get used to it, ESPECIALLY while doing a trackstand.