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Straps vs cages for toe overlap?

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Had my first run in with toe overlap earlier and just about went down. I have read 200 different opinions on overlap, but no one seemed to offer a mechanical solution. My question is this: If my cages are hitting the front wheel, would it solve the problem to remove them and get straps? (in theory, giving me the ability to slide my foot back while taking slow turns, or is that not how it works?)

     
July 27, 2013 03:51 AM
DisposableHero
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
9 posts
0 bikes
Toe overlaps are just something you have to get used to on track bikes.
     
July 27, 2013 04:08 AM
SillyGoose
From: Los Angeles, CA
139 posts
5 bikes
Get a fork with a bigger fork rake. Or shorter crank arms lol. IMO those platform pedals like bmx pedals along with straps don't look right on a track bike.
     
July 27, 2013 04:27 AM
unbiasedmark
From: Las Vegas, NV
34 posts
4 bikes
I've got the clueless part down.
     
July 27, 2013 04:27 AM
DisposableHero
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
9 posts
0 bikes
Clipless still gets you the toe over lap lol.
     
July 27, 2013 04:34 AM
SillyGoose
From: Los Angeles, CA
139 posts
5 bikes
just get used to it
     
July 27, 2013 06:46 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
you cant change the fact that you have toe overlap, unless you change your fork / crank size if that even works... or take your foot off the pedals every time you turn...
     
July 27, 2013 07:51 AM
MattyMo
From: MACRAMENTO // CALIFORNIA
139 posts
14 bikes
It used to be weird at first for me but overtime I noticed it actually made me a sharper rider in terms of coordination.
     
July 28, 2013 12:25 AM
dwayneb9584
From: New York, NY
245 posts
7 bikes
I'd just work on the way you make your turns. If you have to make a super sharp one, just time it right with your pedal stroke and you won't hit your tire. It sounds like your turning your front wheel too much while turning.
     
July 28, 2013 12:42 AM
BRNDNLPZ
From: Los Angeles, CA
212 posts
1 bike

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