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With a race-type bike, it's a perfectly normal occurrence if you have to make a very tight turn at slow speed and need to keep pedaling. There are some ways to keep this toe strike from happening:

- Eliminate the need to pedal by carrying enough speed into your turn so you can coast through it with the outside pedal well away from the tire. If you find that you're coasting too fast for comfort, you can always scrub a little speed as you turn.

- Subject to the limitations of shoe size, cleat position, crank length and bike geometry, you may be able to pedal through the turn by simply dropping your outside heel as far down as you can.

- Ratchet the inside crank.
 

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Generally referred to as "toe overlap." Not uncommon with some combinations of frame geometry and shoe size. As others have said, it's essentially never a problem in practice, because you only turn the fork that far at very low speeds, and you quickly learn to adjust when necessary.
 

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fragale37, if you are having problems with toe overlap and you want to fix this try the following.
- Look at cleat placement on the shoe to more the cleat more towards the front, but you may sacrifice power, stability, and wear out you calves more quickly.
- Look at your wheelset. If you are at 700, try renting a 650 and seeing if this is better. Wheelset goes hand in hand with bike sittings for smaller frames bikes.
- Use heel down when you are going slow enough to worry about toe overlap.
 

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fragale37, if you are having problems with toe overlap and you want to fix this try the following.
- Look at cleat placement on the shoe to more the cleat more towards the front, but you may sacrifice power, stability, and wear out you calves more quickly.
- Look at your wheelset. If you are at 700, try renting a 650 and seeing if this is better. Wheelset goes hand in hand with bike sittings for smaller frames bikes.
- Use heel down when you are going slow enough to worry about toe overlap.
Yeah...this was over a year ago so I'm pretty sure he's got it sorted or figured out it doesn't matter. 650c bikes are definitely not a good idea for a 'normal' size person, and you obviously can't mount 650 wheels on a 700c frame. Neither is messing w/ cleat position to get clearance. All in all not great advice in any way.
 
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