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Old 09-06-18, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by chelvel View Post
Nope. It's when the foot is a bit forward and the pedal axle is under foot arc.
Ah. Never had a name for it. On my platforms that is how I ride. More power, more natural. However, if I do just get my ball of foot on there, it doesn't hurt in the fractured spot. But it bothers my knee to have my foot back that much. One thing or another, lol.
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Old 09-07-18, 04:14 AM
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However, if I do just get my ball of foot on there, it doesn't hurt in the fractured spot. But it bothers my knee to have my foot back that much.
Have you tried to move saddle back then?
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Originally Posted by chelvel View Post
Have you tried to move saddle back then?
No - the fit is correct and moving the saddle back to adjust for a foot injury (unrelated to biking) will create issues with reach and other fit aspects. Pedaling with my foot between toes and ball is not a long term solution; platforms tend to be best with the foot more forward than with clipless. The issue is definitely the angle of the foot, not the fore-aft positioning of the foot. I've been riding the bike without any discomfort of any kind since last August at which time I had a professional fit. It seems counter-intuitive to me to change what works because an old injury is bothering me...makes more sense to address the immediate issue at the point of pain. Especially since I do supinate so much. I might consider a custom orthotic.
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Old 09-07-18, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
Ah. Never had a name for it. On my platforms that is how I ride. More power, more natural. However, if I do just get my ball of foot on there, it doesn't hurt in the fractured spot. But it bothers my knee to have my foot back that much. One thing or another, lol.
Really? Shouldn't. Can you do full bodyweight squats, i.e. with hands in prayer position in front of you, squat down until your hams hit your calves and come back up, say a dozen times, no pain?
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Really? Shouldn't. Can you do full bodyweight squats, i.e. with hands in prayer position in front of you, squat down until your hams hit your calves and come back up, say a dozen times, no pain?
I have severe osteoarthritis in that knee. So "shouldn't" doesn't mean squat (pun intended), lol.
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Old 09-07-18, 03:43 PM
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I have severe osteoarthritis in that knee. So "shouldn't" doesn't mean squat (pun intended), lol.
Ah yes. Too bad. New knee someday? Raising your saddle as you move it forward doesn't help? As long as knee angle doesn't change, I wouldn't expect moving the saddle to cause knee pain, though it does change ham/glute activation.
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Ah yes. Too bad. New knee someday? Raising your saddle as you move it forward doesn't help? As long as knee angle doesn't change, I wouldn't expect moving the saddle to cause knee pain, though it does change ham/glute activation.
New knee someday but not in the near future; when I can't ride anymore. Moving the saddle forward changes reach and center of gravity over pedals. I spend a fair amount of money on that fit and follow up sessions to nail things given my various concerns (at 68 your body has a lot to tell you, haha). After riding very comfortably for months, I don't want to mess with the formula =). My friend actually had a pretty good idea today - I'm going to change out my shoes for my super comfy hiking boots. They're very lightweight but supportive around the ankles and might keep me from rolling out. I suspect that the fracture point tenderness will go away if I give it a chance to heal up - it just started recently so I think I must have stressed it. So maybe wearing my high tops will be enough to support proper orientation of my foot and by next Spring, maybe it will be fine again in my normal shoes. Fingers crossed!
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I bought a pair of 5-10 bike shoes. Wow they grip the pedals very well and provide much better foot support.
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I bought a pair of 5-10 bike shoes. Wow they grip the pedals very well and provide much better foot support.
My adult son rides in them and loves them. I just recently got a pair of Keen sandals with a really stiff outsole...only 2 rides so far but much better. They are super wide at front so it is harder to push down on the edge of my foot. fingers crossed.
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My shoe choice Birkenstocks, I got a clog pair in the 70's , several resoles later, they're still good

for my bike tour 97, I got their shoe version resoled with
a denser midsole and a Vibram boot-lugged outsole, they were my hikeabout shoes

few years ago the outsole glue was no longer bonding well,
so I got a less knobby tread like sole replacing it .

they're stiff enough and the cork composite footbed supports perfectly.
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I'm thinking about some birkenstock insoles but, in the meantime, I think I solved the problem. I've been riding toe-d out slightly as that is how I walk. I read something about riding neutral or toe-d in so I tried it - just slightly toe-d in for a few days. Pain in the foot is gone as it shifts the weight more to the center and....it solved the problem with tenderness on the medial side of my knee on the same leg. Hoping it lasts, fingers crossed. But still, I might get those cork insoles to replace my Sol ones.
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Foot pain relief

I have an issue with plantar fasciitis and changed the pedals to Shimano GR 500 Flat Platform Pedals....solved my issue....

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Cool with all sorts of shoes

I've been using Ergon Pedals for several years now..
Small are fine, large are like ping pong paddles lots of support surface, comfortably curved
grip tape for traction, huge reflectors for night time rides (in winter)





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Are those bike shoes mandatory?
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Are those bike shoes mandatory?
And so much for using calculations to determine saddle height.
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You have wonderful taste in bike shoes!
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Cool Again....

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You need stiff bike shoes. You gonna have pain with sneakers or soft insoles, or any shoes that flex.

or at least stiff 3/4 length stiff arch support insoles ..

I have Ergon PC2 Pedals on my daily rides wide curved plenty of surface area.. big, integrated, reflectors ..

the large are like ping pong paddles the medium ,may be adequate

looks like a current dealer's stock search.. is needed.. as the Ergon website no longer mentions them..



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