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    shoe rubs on prophet chainstay/swing arm????

    i just took my prophet for its first ride today, and after about 40miles of use, i noticed that both of my shoes are rubbing on the chainstays of the rear swing arm. Is this a common problem??? or is this normal???

    i now have light scratches on both chainstays.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruno787
    i just took my prophet for its first ride today, and after about 40miles of use, i noticed that both of my shoes are rubbing on the chainstays of the rear swing arm. Is this a common problem??? or is this normal???

    i now have light scratches on both chainstays.....
    [size=3][size=2]Not normal, however we probably all occasionally rub the chainstay... Too many variables here; width of the rear part of your shoe, pedaling style, cleat placement, skeletal structure of your legs. Get some clear protective tape, and protect that part of your chainstay. [/size][/size]

    [size=3][size=2]Below is a picture of my left unprotected chainstay after 142 rides, under bright light, there appears to be some minor scuffing about 1-2 inches to the left of the C'dale trademark... [/size][/size]

    [size=3][size=2]P.S. Before you detectives notice my chain-rings appear unworn, the entire drive train got new parts last weekend...
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    thats exactly where my scratches are too!!! my rear swing arm is gloss black, so it easily stands out

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    Wow that brake cable is asking to be grabbed.

    About the scratches, it is most likely your pedals/cleat placement. What kinda of pedals are you running. You may be running one that allows heal float and you may need to adjust your pedaling.
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    im using CrankBrothers Candy C pedals, i dont think it offers any adjustment.

    do spacers on the hollowtech external bb have any effect on this???

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    You could try a small washer between the crankarm and the pedal itself, so the pedal will stand out just a bit more.

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