Active Ankles catching on cranks

I was out for my first blast on my brand new uni tonight and, while riding
backwards, performed a very unceremonial dismount when my active ankles
caught against the outer edge of cranks stopping my pedaling action dead
in the water with my feet stuck at 6 and 12 o’clock. Needless to say I now
know what a tree feels like when it’s felled… backwards

After some closer inspection it’s the inner metal stud that holds the
plastic support (coming up from under your foot) to the piece of padding
that goes against your ankle that was catching on the outer edge of the
crank - a Profile one which has an angular outer edge.

All in all a fairly unique set of circumstances. Has anyone else has
encountered this and found a workable solution? My initial thoughts are
for an outer covering for the stud but it’s in a pretty awkward place in
that it’s where all the actual movement occurs.

I guess not riding backwards when I’m wearing them is the obvious solution
(which I can easy live with) but then I’ll still need to back pedal at
some stage. I don’t want to file down the crank edges as I’m sure that’d
void the warranty either.

Cheers, Neil

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Neil,

Yes I’ve done this too. But as long as I wrapped the velcro tightly in a
good position, and covered it all in the bottom of the armor, it hasn’t
happened again.

-Kris. — Neil Dunlop <neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> I was out for my first blast on my brand new uni tonight and, while
> riding backwards, performed a very unceremonial dismount when my active
> ankles caught against the outer edge of cranks stopping my pedaling
> action dead in the water with my feet stuck at 6 and 12 o’clock.
> Needless to say I now know what a tree feels like when it’s felled…
> backwards
>
> After some closer inspection it’s the inner metal stud that holds the
> plastic support (coming up from under your foot) to the piece of padding
> that goes against your ankle that was catching on the outer edge of the
> crank - a Profile one which has an angular outer edge.
>
> All in all a fairly unique set of circumstances. Has anyone else has
> encountered this and found a workable solution? My initial thoughts are
> for an outer covering for the stud but it’s in a pretty awkward place in
> that it’s where all the actual movement occurs.
>
> I guess not riding backwards when I’m wearing them is the obvious
> solution (which I can easy live with) but then I’ll still need to back
> pedal at some stage. I don’t want to file down the crank edges as I’m
> sure that’d void the warranty either.
>
> Cheers, Neil
>
> –
>
> =========================
> http://Wobbling.Unicyclist.com
>
>
>
>


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> Most state that they have “SPD compatibility”. I’d take that to mean
> they have a predefined chunk you can cut out of the sole if you use SDP
> pedals. I could be wrong though…

I think this means the shoe has a removeable rectangle in the middle that
can be replaced by a screwed-on SPD cleat. This does not guarantee that
the shoe has a stiff sole, but if it’s cleat-compatible it should.

I don’t use any form of cleat, so don’t take my word for it!

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.”

Kris,

I take it the armour you mention is Roach leg armour? Mine doesn’t quite
reach far enough to cover the spot.

A pair of hi-tops seems to be the solution. Shame all the skate \ BMX
shoes around seem to be low-tops these days.

Cheers, Neil

----- Original Message ----- From: <danger_uni@yahoo.com> To:
<neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: Active Ankles catching on cranks

> Neil,
>
> Yes I’ve done this too. But as long as I wrapped the velcro tightly in a
> good position, and covered it all in the bottom of the armor, it hasn’t
> happened again.
>
> -Kris. — Neil Dunlop <neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >> I was out for my first blast on my brand new uni tonight and, while
> >riding
> >> backwards, performed a very unceremonial dismount when my active
> >> ankles caught against the outer edge of cranks stopping my pedaling
> >> action
> >dead in
> >> the water with my feet stuck at 6 and 12 o’clock. Needless to say
> >> I now
> >know
> >> what a tree feels like when it’s felled… backwards
> >>
> >> After some closer inspection it’s the inner metal stud that holds the
> >> plastic support (coming up from under your foot) to the piece of
padding
> >> that goes against your ankle that was catching on the outer edge of
> >> the crank - a Profile one which has an angular outer edge.
> >>
> >> All in all a fairly unique set of circumstances. Has anyone else
> >> has encountered this and found a workable solution? My initial
> >> thoughts are
> >for
> >> an outer covering for the stud but it’s in a pretty awkward place in
> >that
> >> it’s where all the actual movement occurs.
> >>
> >> I guess not riding backwards when I’m wearing them is the obvious
> >solution
> >> (which I can easy live with) but then I’ll still need to back
> >> pedal at
> >some
> >> stage. I don’t want to file down the crank edges as I’m sure that’d
> >void the
> >> warranty either.
> >>
> >> Cheers, Neil
> >>
> >> –
> >>
> >> =========================
> >> http://Wobbling.Unicyclist.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
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On 13 Jun 2001 00:08:14 -0700, n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk (Neil
Dunlop) wrote:

->Kris, -> ->I take it the armour you mention is Roach leg armour? Mine
doesn’t quite ->reach far enough to cover the spot. -> ->A pair of
hi-tops seems to be the solution. Shame all the skate \ BMX shoes
->around seem to be low-tops these days. -> ->Cheers, ->Neil not true ask
at any skate shop for a pair of vans hi-top, also called sh8 hi or old
school high or style 95’s

i know surrey skates stock em for around 35 quid

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I’ve just had a look round the Vans online store (www.shop.vans.com) and
the Sk8-Hi seem to be the only hi-top they do. However, in the bike
section (http://shop.vans.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/CategoryDisplay?cgmenbr=-
2&cgrfnbr=4 006&pass_gender=76) of the store there are a number of low-top
models (Dualist, Insurrection, VMX and Weld F+S) with what they call an
“asymmetrical collar”. This is basically a raised collar on the inside of
the ankle.

Most state that they have “SPD compatibility”. I’d take that to mean they
have a predefined chunk you can cut out of the sole if you use SDP pedals.
I could be wrong though…

If anyone has experience of any of the above mentioned shoes I’d
appreciate a brief run down of what you thought of them (in
particular what the sole is like for grip / feel) as there’s no way I
can get to a shop to actually try them on… living on an island in
the North Sea as I do.

Neil

----- Original Message ----- From: <mini@juggler.net> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:09 PM Subject:
Re: Active Ankles catching on cranks

> On 13 Jun 2001 00:08:14 -0700, n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk (Neil
> Dunlop) wrote:
>
> ->Kris, -> ->I take it the armour you mention is Roach leg armour? Mine
> doesn’t quite ->reach far enough to cover the spot. -> ->A pair of
> hi-tops seems to be the solution. Shame all the skate \ BMX shoes
> ->around seem to be low-tops these days. -> ->Cheers, ->Neil not true
> ask at any skate shop for a pair of vans hi-top, also called sh8 hi or
> old school high or style 95’s
>
>
> i know surrey skates stock em for around 35 quid
>
>
>
> My Homepage www.minimansell.com
>
> The Worldwide juggling clubs listings www.juggler.net/jugglingclubs
> www.jugglingdb.com/clubs/
>
> Jesters http://come.to/jesters

Hi,

Shoes labelled “SPD compatible” often tend to be very stiff and slippery
on BMX pedals. I’ve used AXO Dually shoes before
(<http://www.axocycling.com/gearset.html>, click on shoes). They are good
but the sole is at the opposite end of the spectrum- very flexible.
Personally I like this but I know some people don’t. They offer good
durability although I think they might be fairly expensive.

-Kris.

http://www.axocycling.com/gearset.html — Neil Dunlop
<n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk> wrote:
> I’ve just had a look round the Vans online store (www.shop.vans.com) and
> the Sk8-Hi seem to be the only hi-top they do. However, in the bike
> section (http://shop.vans.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/CategoryDisplay?cgmenb-
> r=2&cgrfnbr=4 006&pass_gender=76) of the store there are a number of
> low-top models (Dualist, Insurrection, VMX and Weld F+S) with what they
> call an “asymmetrical collar”. This is basically a raised collar on the
> inside of the ankle.
>
> Most state that they have “SPD compatibility”. I’d take that to mean
> they have a predefined chunk you can cut out of the sole if you use SDP
> pedals. I could be wrong though…
>
> If anyone has experience of any of the above mentioned shoes I’d
> appreciate a brief run down of what you thought of them (in particular
> what the sole is like for grip / feel) as there’s no way I can get to
> a shop to actually try them on… living on an island in the North Sea
> as I do.
>
> Neil
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <mini@juggler.net> To:
> <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Active Ankles catching on cranks
>
>
> > On 13 Jun 2001 00:08:14 -0700, n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk (Neil Dunlop)
> > wrote:
> >
> > ->Kris, -> ->I take it the armour you mention is Roach leg armour?
> > Mine doesn’t quite ->reach far enough to cover the spot. -> ->A pair
> > of hi-tops seems to be the solution. Shame all the skate \ BMX shoes
> > ->around seem to be low-tops these days. -> ->Cheers, ->Neil not true
> > ask at any skate shop for a pair of vans hi-top, also called sh8 hi or
> > old school high or style 95’s
> >
> >
> > i know surrey skates stock em for around 35 quid
> >
> >
> >
> > My Homepage www.minimansell.com
> >
> > The Worldwide juggling clubs listings www.juggler.net/jugglingclubs
> > www.jugglingdb.com/clubs/
> >
> > Jesters http://come.to/jesters
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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