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Shot leg, shim cleat ?(4 posts)

Shot leg, shim cleat ?Sam
Jan 18, 2002 6:42 AM
My right leg is supposably 1cm shorter, is this enough to give a person problems while logging miles on the road bike. Anybody had to shim a cleat?
re: Shot leg, shim cleat ?koala
Jan 18, 2002 6:45 PM
My left leg is 1.5cm shorter due to injury when a youth. I use a shim to get back maybe half of that using look cleats. Its worked well for me since 1985. I consulted a champion road racer with the same problem and he told me to correct half of the difference. Again, works for me.
1 cm ain't much. I have at least that much (morebill
Jan 19, 2002 9:02 AM
like 2 cm). I align my cleats a little differently (don't ask me how; I just know that aligning the same doesn't work, and I have no idea whether that's because of leg length or different pronation or whatever), but I've had no other problems.
I think that people who have a leg-length discrepancy caused by injury have different sorts of problems than people who have very commonly experienced leg-length discrepancy from birth. I have to believe that your entire body, your pelvis/hip orientation, etc., organizes around the congenital condition whereas injury is going to cause a more disruptive condition.
I went and measured. About 1.5 cm. But the point is thatbill
Jan 19, 2002 6:45 PM
it's pretty common to have different length legs.
Remember (a lot of you guys won't remember, but maybe it never really changed) in the early seventies they told us that we would be growing up with the metric system and it will be commonly used and it all will become second nature, just like inches and yards? And then remember when the metric system DID become second nature?
Me neither.