Cleat Positioning

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Cleat Positioning

Postby Noodles12 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:48 pm

Hi,

I'm sure there is probably a thread on this somewhere but I didn't look really hard. Anyway, I've recently upgraded to road shoes and pedals from mountain bike shoes and pedals on my road bike. I'm finding that when riding initially the outside of my right foot gets a bit sore but then seems to be ok after a few km but after roughly 50km I can feel my right knee beginning to get sore behind the knee cap. I've got dodgy knees anyway but it doesn't seem to affect my left leg or foot. I'm guessing that it has something to do with the positioning of the cleats on the shoe. Can anyone help me with how to set up the cleats properly or what kind of positioning would be better to eliminate the soreness?
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Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:21 pm

Stick them as far back as possible and possibly drop your seat or move it forward a fraction but it is real hard to give good advice on setup, without seeing you on a bike. :wink:

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Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby jimsheedy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:51 pm

Go to a shop and get properly fitted. Impossible to advise online.
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Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby Duck! » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:51 pm

jimsheedy wrote:Go to a shop and get properly fitted. Impossible to advise online.

Yes!
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby Noodles12 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:37 pm

thanks - I thought as much, was just hoping there was an easy fix! :mrgreen:
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Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby RonK » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:27 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Stick them as far back as possible...

Yep - you cannot cause any harm doing this. Then read Steve Hogg on cleat position.
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