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Went for a short night ride last night on my Karate Monkey and I had a few instances of toe overlap - sort of annoying - nothing major but I was wondering if a switch to 170mm cranks would help with that minor issue on my 16" frame.

I'm currently running 175mm LX cranks.

Has anyone else had to do this switch?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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Do you ride with clipless pedals? You may as well try to move the cleats a bit. I can live with different cleats positions better (say a 10mm range) than with cranks being shorter than I like.
Just see, bike in stand, shoe on pedal, how much overlap there is.
 

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Good point on the cleat positioning - I'll give that a go first.

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Gah ! I would never move my cleats out of their preferred position to compensate for something like that. Maybe a fork with a little more rake would help ?

Admittedly this is something I couldn't get past with my KM frame (toe overlap with the suspension fork I purchased) I must take really sharp turns, or have big feet.
 

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Gah ! I would never move my cleats out of their preferred position to compensate for something like that. Maybe a fork with a little more rake would help ?

Admittedly this is something I couldn't get past with my KM frame (toe overlap with the suspension fork I purchased) I must take really sharp turns, or have big feet.
or your cleat is positioned poorly :eek:
 

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I'm running my KM with a Reba - I'll see if it is a big stumbling block or not with more ride time on the bike.

Tom - what did you switch to instead? A Fisher?
 

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it could still be in a biomechanically lousy spot and comfortable to YOU
Nah I don't think so. I've been riding long enough to know where I want my cleats bolted to my shoes, but thanks anyways.

MMG: I had trouble with an 18" KM with a couple years old white bros. fork. The bike was fine with the rigid fork.
 

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Nah I don't think so. I've been riding long enough to know where I want my cleats bolted to my shoes, but thanks anyways.

MMG: I had trouble with an 18" KM with a couple years old white bros. fork. The bike was fine with the rigid fork.
Thanks Tom!
 

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Nah I don't think so. I've been riding long enough to know where I want my cleats bolted to my shoes, but thanks anyways.

MMG: I had trouble with an 18" KM with a couple years old white bros. fork. The bike was fine with the rigid fork.
I am currently riding the same setup and am nowhere near toe overlap (at least 1.5cm of space left). But I'm running 170mm cranks as well.
 

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Going from a Reba to a KM rigid fork, in theory, adds 3-4mm toe clearance. Another 3-4mm if you opt for an On-One fork with 47mm offset.
 

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Cloxxki said:
Going from a Reba to a KM rigid fork, in theory, adds 3-4mm toe clearance. Another 3-4mm if you opt for an On-One fork with 47mm offset.
Not sure I would be happy with a rigid fork here in Connecticut - and the Reba is just so damned nice!
 
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