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Old 06-07-2021, 08:51 PM
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Why my foot touch the front wheel??

I ride 54 Cannondale system six with 172.5 crank size 43 shoes. All very 'normal specs' if you will. How come my foot keep touching the front wheel during sharp turns??? I crash twice because of it ....
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Old 06-08-2021, 05:03 AM
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Your toes WILL touch the front wheel with those normal specs.

Under normal riding conditions, and if you're aware of it while doing sharp U-turns at slow speed, it's not an issue.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:22 AM
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it's called toe overlap. Every bike I've ever owned has this issue, which is really only an issue when track standing.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:32 AM
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I have one bike with overlap. I'd rather have none personally.

Invariably a quick u-turn that is tight needing me to pedal thru get me.
Being an old moto crosser seems to have my internal gyroscope permantently developed, so no falls.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:58 AM
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good to know. For me only 1 out of 3 bikes I have toe overlap problem. The other two are longer TT 'aero' frame.

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it's called toe overlap. Every bike I've ever owned has this issue, which is really only an issue when track standing.
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:01 AM
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I fall down in the rest/staging area a few times because of it.
Low speed, distracted, making a sharp turn etc...
My friends enjoyed it.

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I have one bike with overlap. I'd rather have none personally.

Invariably a quick u-turn that is tight needing me to pedal thru get me.
Being an old moto crosser seems to have my internal gyroscope permantently developed, so no falls.
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:08 AM
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I fall down in the rest/staging area a few times because of it.
Low speed, distracted, making a sharp turn etc...
My friends enjoyed it.

Nice friends. My friends would immediately come and pick up my bike to make sure it is OK.

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Old 06-08-2021, 05:04 PM
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I fall down in the rest/staging area a few times because of it.
Low speed, distracted, making a sharp turn etc...
My friends enjoyed it.
Well then, that settles it; manufacturers deliberately build toe overlap into their frames for no other reason than the enjoyment of spectators!
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:56 AM
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Agreed

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Well then, that settles it; manufacturers deliberately build toe overlap into their frames for no other reason than the enjoyment of spectators!
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