Anyone have a sure-fire relatively quick way to get those cleats positioned just right?
Once you have done it over and over for decades, you get to be pretty good at starting-off close. As you do it, you will learn instinctively by feel what adjustments are required to make the necessary changes.
Dammit wrote:Slightly related- apologies if this is seen as a hijack!
What is the best way of accounting for slight leg length differences- move the cleat fore/aft, or wedge the sole?
unfortunately this is going to be one of those things where you'll need to experiment to find what works best. Some factors to keep in mind would be:
Is the difference structural or functional? If it's functional you may have better long term success with physio and stretching.
If it's under 5mm, the body is usually capable of making do without shims.
What's your saddle height like? If the leg length difference is indeed slight, it is often exacerbated by a saddle that's too high, and lowering the saddle will eliminate the problem altogether.
Sorry, there are a million variables that come into play, but maybe that is at least food for thought.
I got new shoes this year and got cleats for them. Even using my old shoes as a guide it took me a few rides to get them just right, but makes it easier to do this on a trainer with tools sitting next to you.
Good luck, it's like riding itself: there is no substitute for putting in the time...
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