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My foot hits the shaft the pedal is mounted to, some time's enough to stop me from pedaling. I use toe clips, and really enjoy riding. Anyone's help with this will be appreciated.

Thanks again

Jim

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Hello Jim

There are answers to feet on pedals (and away from the frame), including a simple one that I use, which is to use BIG platform pedals, plus 'terror pins' which stick like glue to rubber-soled shoes. That sticks your foot to the pedal. Second thing is a 'kneesaver', which extends the pedal shaft 20-30mm away from the bike.

Come to:

http://amputees.proboards.com/index.cgi?bo...y&thread=41

and have a read. There's some photos of both the pedals and the kneesavers.

Allen, bka, London.

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Hello Jim

There are answers to feet on pedals (and away from the frame), including a simple one that I use, which is to use BIG platform pedals, plus 'terror pins' which stick like glue to rubber-soled shoes. That sticks your foot to the pedal. Second thing is a 'kneesaver', which extends the pedal shaft 20-30mm away from the bike.

Come to:

http://amputees.proboards.com/index.cgi?bo...y&thread=41

and have a read. There's some photos of both the pedals and the kneesavers.

Allen, bka, London.

I tried to reg. but have to wait approval, will check it out at that time. Thanks in advance

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My foot hits the shaft the pedal is mounted to, some time's enough to stop me from pedaling. I use toe clips, and really enjoy riding. Anyone's help with this will be appreciated.

Thanks again

Jim

Jim I use clip on pedals and when I ride i have to use a small allen wrench and toe in my foot. Kind of a pain but it works and only takes a minute.

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Abel's solution does of course work, but it also can cause problems - you might not be able to jump off your bike and walk a few hundred yards (for example round a supermarket or hospital) until you have re-adjusted the foot position. And if you DO go for Abel's solution, make sure you put masking tape on both the pylon and the foot, and mark the positions as to where they SHOULD be, so you can put them back in precisely the same place!

I still say that it is better to leave the leg and foot alone, and modify the bike, in this case by using bit flat pedals and 'terror pins', plus a spacer called a 'knee-saver' which moves the pedal crank an inch or more away from the frame.

However, you pays your money...

Allen.

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Abel's solution does of course work, but it also can cause problems - you might not be able to jump off your bike and walk a few hundred yards (for example round a supermarket or hospital) until you have re-adjusted the foot position. And if you DO go for Abel's solution, make sure you put masking tape on both the pylon and the foot, and mark the positions as to where they SHOULD be, so you can put them back in precisely the same place!

I still say that it is better to leave the leg and foot alone, and modify the bike, in this case by using bit flat pedals and 'terror pins', plus a spacer called a 'knee-saver' which moves the pedal crank an inch or more away from the frame.

However, you pays your money...

Allen.

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Allen is correct that you need to mark your your position before making any adjustments. I should have mentioned that in my earlier post.

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Hello Jim

There are answers to feet on pedals (and away from the frame), including a simple one that I use, which is to use BIG platform pedals, plus 'terror pins' which stick like glue to rubber-soled shoes. That sticks your foot to the pedal. Second thing is a 'kneesaver', which extends the pedal shaft 20-30mm away from the bike.

Come to:

http://amputees.proboards.com/index.cgi?bo...y&thread=41

and have a read. There's some photos of both the pedals and the kneesavers.

Allen, bka, London.

I tried to register.

I have to wait approval, from you

Iwill check it out at that time.

Thanks in advance

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