Different length axles for Dura-Ace Pedals?

Aug 17, 2010
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Does Shimano offer longer length axels for their Dura-Ace 7900 pedals?

I'm riding 7800 SL pedals now and can use a few more mm of axel length to keep my heels from constantly hitting the chainstays.

Thanks
 
Aug 4, 2009
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Dont think so but you can buy 20mm spacers at 20mm Pedal Spacers
Improve pedal alignment



http://www.bikefit.com/products.php

For knees that track outside the pedal. 20mm Pedal Spacers add length to the pedal axle. Designed to move the foot out and away from the crank arm to provide more foot clearance. These add to stance width for cyclists needing help with knees-out, excessive toes-out, extra wide feet, wide hips, or for those with discomfort on the outside of the knee. Sold as a pair.

More details (PDF)*

MSRP $34.95
 
Aug 17, 2010
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Love two wheels said:
I'm not sure about different lenght spindles but you can use a couple of washer between your pedal and crank
Thought about that, will prob do if I can't get a longer spindle. Thanks.

brianf7 said:
Dont think so but you can buy 20mm spacers at 20mm Pedal Spacers
Improve pedal alignment



http://www.bikefit.com/products.php

For knees that track outside the pedal. 20mm Pedal Spacers add length to the pedal axle. Designed to move the foot out and away from the crank arm to provide more foot clearance. These add to stance width for cyclists needing help with knees-out, excessive toes-out, extra wide feet, wide hips, or for those with discomfort on the outside of the knee. Sold as a pair.

More details (PDF)*

MSRP $34.95
Thanks for the info, this would be perfect. Just wish they made different lengths - I don't need 20mm, 3-5mm tops.
 
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luckylegs said:
Does Shimano offer longer length axels for their Dura-Ace 7900 pedals?

I'm riding 7800 SL pedals now and can use a few more mm of axel length to keep my heels from constantly hitting the chainstays.

Thanks
Just a suggestion which isn't meant to be condescending in any way but have you checked your cleat allignment?

Pretty good alignment method is described here:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/cyclingnews-fitness-q-and-a-march-3-2011
 
Aug 4, 2009
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Every rider is different but most should be able to fit standard bike fit in one way or another if you dont fit then its time to see a specialist probably a sports podiatrist . with cycling speciality.

You may be doing harm or there may be a hip issue causing the problem.
read some of steve Hogg posting in fittness forum
 
brianf7 said:
Every rider is different but most should be able to fit standard bike fit in one way or another if you dont fit then its time to see a specialist probably a sports podiatrist . with cycling speciality.

You may be doing harm or there may be a hip issue causing the problem.
read some of steve Hogg posting in fittness forum
I agree with this. In my own case, I experimented with primitive wedges between the cleat and shoe. It changed the position of my foot relative to the bike for the better in a way I didn't expect and for the better. It took a long time, and there was on-trail fiddling in really wrong experiments.

Most every case of 'shoe rubbing at X, Y, or Z' is different. You need a good fitter which is hard to find.
 
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Thanks for the recommendations and link.

I've got my shoes and cleats dialed in correctly and have custom orthotics as well. I’m very toed-out, and so heeled-in which is the issue. Not experiencing any pain or discomfort, just need my pedals to extend 2-3mm out to clear my heels from the chainstays. Longer spindles for Shimano pedals are still a possibility, anyone use pedal spacers/washers?
 

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