I really hate it. I’ve got to do something about it. It’s less of a problem on my roadie (Fuji Newest 2) because it has a curved fork but my HASA SS has a straight fork and I keep hitting my toes on slow speed turns. When you’ve turned the fork and then jam your toe while bringing it back straight then you’re screwed.
The SS has these generic one size fits all toe clips and straps but I’m only a size 6 shoe so is it possible to buy some smaller toe clips? Would those velcro straps like SkinGrowsBack or frs-strapons-by-bogear be the answer? I don’t want to spend $55 and still have the problem.
Maybe I just have to go with a bigger bike next time.
size of the bike is not what determines toe overlap, and if he’s in a sz6 shoe, he aint gonna be no giraffe, so going up a frame size won’t help there either, its a geometry thing. toe overlap is like a STI, once you’ve got it, you can’t get rid of it, and the itching doesn’t stop when you change your undies.
You can measure the over lap on my tarck bike in inchs, my friends r3sl cervelo roadie has it too…
Man up you’ll get used to it. Stop trying to turn the bike at low speed, lean it instead, that’s what I have to do on my fixie, you’ll adapt, you just need to master the situation
You could try BOGear or SGB straps on BMX flat pedals as they don’t have a cage on the front making the pedal longer.
With these straps you can slide your foot back on the pedal when doing a tight slow turn and mostly get away with the overlap.
Failing this, deal with it!
A little overlap is OK. You can drop the heel on your outside foot or ease the turn as the outside foot comes forward. A lot of toe overlap is downright dangerous when you’re just starting at traffic lights or weaving slowly through traffic. Since the late 70s, all my bikes have had overlap. My Hoffy track-bike which placed 2nd or 3rd in the Australian Sprint C’ship '76 (Previous Owner) has significant but manageable overlap for the road. The cheap Bianchi roadbike my wife commutes on has horrible, intrusive overlap and my 2 Soma Rush 55cm frames have perfect overlap where my size 10 feet occasionally touch the 23 tyre but it never is enough to matter. We have a 48cm Frezoni track frame that is scaaary for overlap - even getting started in a race on the velodrome. Whether a fork is straight or curved - it’s the rake and how that effects front-centres, along with shoe-size, how far forward your foot is on the pedal and what crank length you use that matter. I use 165 for clearance and spin reasons.