Re: [CR]Toe-clip overlap - even on "Good" bikes?


Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 15:28:52 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Toe-clip overlap - even on "Good" bikes?
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <45468403.2010804@uoregon.edu>
References: <45468403.2010804@uoregon.edu>


I had a Jeunet with a fair bit of toeclip overlap and one time when I was trying to trackstand at a stoplight I fell over because of the toeclip hitting the wheel. I quickly instinctively learned not to let the toeclip run into the wheel at subwalking speeds and still do even though none of my current bikes have overlap I'm aware of. I think its a complete non-issue for any rider with even minimal proficiency. If you find yourself at ultra-low speed needing to use significant steering angles for a moment to dodge something, just use the freewheel to ratchet without ever putting the cranks at 9-3 o'clock.

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham WA
USA