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    Sore feet and swollen ankles

    Hi,

    Since converting to clipless pedals (Crank Brothers Candy) and shoes (Specialized BG Comp) I have been suffering from painful feet and more recently swollen ankles.

    I suffer no pain whilst riding or immediately after riding but over the weeks (5-6 weeks) the outside bottom edge (towards the rear just before my heels) of both my feet are very sore.

    I only ride Saturday mornings for about 20k's, although the terrain is quite hilly so plenty of ups and downs.

    I have moved the cleats further back but this has had no effect.

    I have asked my wife and she informs me that I am definitely not pregnant (she plans these things so she would know) so this is not the source of the swollen ankles.

    I suppose it could be coincidental gout!!

    I will be getting some Superfeet insoles to see what happens but any advice anyone can provide is appreciated.

    Cheers

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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    My advice would be to go back to using proper pedals!!!

    Sorry, I have nothing more constructive to add

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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    I would usually agree with QTip on this, however my DMR V12s are shot and I have just fitted some shimano 525s to the bike.

    You say you have moved the cleats back, but have you adjusted the angle?


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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    I presume you mean the side to side angle of the cleat. I haven't played with the angle as yet. I am thinking that my foot is at the wrong angle when pressing down on the pedal and all the pressure in on the side of the foot rather than evenly distributed.

    I guess it's trial and error as when I ride currently I do not detect any issues. Will have a look to see what adjustment may better suit me.

    Cheers

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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    Tango you splitter!! Get those v12 serviced for the camping trip... Unless it's going to lead to comedic unclip left and lean right type events, in which case you might be forgiven....
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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    bo11ocking accepted, V12 to be repaired

    Can I get replacement bushed for the V12?


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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    cheers QTip

    Although when i do fall off, AND I WILL, i don't have learnig to use SPDs as an excuse


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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    You may as well get some new bearing for them too. Pm me an email address dude, I'll dig out the rough and ready service guide that dmr sent me.
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    Re: Sore feet and swollen ankles

    Sit with legs dangling over a drop of some sort and look at the natural angle your feet take. Adjust cleats to that with feet at that natural angle, the cleats are pointing directly forwards.
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