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Old 05-23-2011, 07:18 AM
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Lately I've been wearing construction boots while riding (Chippewa's), I've been dragging toe in some of the steeper leans, anybody else had this occur? The first time it freaked me out, but I just got used to it and adjusted my speed/lean angle to remedy this. I'm a size 11 boot by the way.
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:08 AM
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i wear work boots, but i don't get down that low. lol
 
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:54 PM
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Yeah I rock my work boots while I ride, size 9 Carolina's and I haven't had that problem. My feet naturally point outwards a little while standing and riding so I try to correct whichever foot is on the lean side. I guess I don't lean that far though, the only part on my rear tire that hasn't been used is about 1/4 of an inch on either side. I guess that makes all the difference haha.
 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:03 PM
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It's why higher end track boots have replaceable toe sliders. I'd recommend looking into getting a decent set of riding boots. Sounds like you've out-ridden non-riding boots.
 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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I'd be willing to bet that your foot placement is garbage and this has nothing to do with racing boots, how far you're leaned over or anything else.

Do you ride with the peg in the middle of your sole? If so, that's not where it should be. You should be on the ***** of your feet when they're on the pegs.



Although this bike has rear sets, you can see that his toes on the leaning side are no where even close to the ground. This bike is leaned over very far too. Same here...***** of the feet on the pegs:



It's a very common problem in street only riders. Just adjust your foot position.
 

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:58 AM
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Get some real riding boots and always stay on your toes.
 
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DrAwkwArD View Post
I'd be willing to bet that your foot placement is terrible and this has nothing to do with racing boots, how far you're leaned over or anything else.

Do you ride with the peg in the middle of your sole? If so, that's not where it should be. You should be on the ***** of your feet when they're on the pegs.

...Just adjust your foot position.
Was going to be my assumption too.
 
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:29 PM
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+1 , I'm a big boot too so I generally ride the ***** of my feet on the pegs !
Want to avoid the boot getting dragged under the peg which in extreme
circumstances can turn very catastrophic indeed.

Looking at some CyclePirates 360 degree adjustable pegs atm
 

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Old 05-30-2011, 01:03 PM
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Wow am i glad I read this. I most likely would have ridden on the arch of my foot. what is the diff between ball and arc
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:42 PM
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ball of your foot is just behind where your toes all meet, before you drop into the arch.
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