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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:10 am 

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:16 pm
Posts: 12
Hi Guys,

I'm really trying to dial in the fit on my shoes. My left foot points relatively straight forward which makes alignment really easy. However on my right foot, it points out quite a lot ( to the point that I graze my heel on the crankarm frequently). Do you guys know what one would usually do in this scenario (add pedal spacers, lengthen the spindle in that pedal, etc.) to get the required range of motion necessary to alleviate the alignment issues I'm experiencing? I have very wide feet (E-width at least) and I'm using Speedplay Zero stainless pedals (which I thought would give a lot of wiggle room - but I need more!).

Any help would be appreciated - Thanks!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:42 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am
Posts: 6691
Location: Urbana, Illinois
A pedal washer is common but I would not go beyond that for safety reasons. Pedals are designed to have so many treads into the crank arm and few threads can cause a stress area in the crank that could lead to a failure.

If you need more space Speedplay makes different spindle lengths so I would contact them for suggestions to what might work best or even a good fitter should be able to help too.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:53 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am
Posts: 979
Location: Pack filler
maybe whatever is causing your foot to sit like this won't allow it, but what about moving the cleat inboard as far as possible (ie your shoe is further away), and a bit of a tweak with the limit screw to restrict "heels in"?

just a thought...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:52 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Posts: 1861
Speedplay has longer spindles available. Check the website.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:08 pm 

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:16 pm
Posts: 12
Thanks for these tips

Re: the "heels-in" adjustment screw - I actually need it dialed back all the way to allow my foot to track properly so dialing it in to limit that range of motion would cause knee soreness. This is actually one of the main reasons I bought the speedplays, to allow for more inward movement of my heel along the pedal stroke.

I think I will end up actually visiting a pro fitter to check things out.

Thanks again for the advice!


PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:38 pm 

Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 2:06 am
Posts: 142
One other thought is the use of a cleat wedge. I have a similar issue and found with just one wedge shim under my right foot, the ankle doesn't scrape the crank. I find it tracks much straighter now and not needing as much of the inward adjustment. Worth discussing with your fitter.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:35 pm 

Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 12:19 pm
Posts: 1390
Location: Norway
You can also order third party titanium spindles at the length you choose. Can't remember the name of the maker though, someone else definitely does.

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