Bike Commute Diaries: Pointy Toe Overlap

04 Jun

The pointy toes of my cowboy boots may be designed for sliding into stirrups quickly, and they may be useful for killing cockroaches in corners. But for track standing at stop signs? Not so good.


About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.


Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Commute Diaries


5 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Pointy Toe Overlap

  1. djconnel

    June 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Toe overlap never really bothered me… without fenders. But with fenders it’s another matter. I’m not sure about pointy-toes… haven’t tried those :).

    • ladyfleur

      June 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Yes, the fenders increase any toe overlap in two ways: shortening the distance, and then creating a gap between the inside of the fender and the tire. Perfect size for my pointy toe cowboy boots.

      • Rachel Unger

        June 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        “perfect size” sounds like a highly unpleasant from-experience story – but I hope I’m wrong!

  2. SCOTS

    June 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Say, you don’t think there’s any way I could get that quarter
    From underneatha your pointy boot, do ya?
    All I want is just one more oatmeal pie.
    Little Debbie, Little Debbie
    I’m a comin on home, baby, ’cause you make me wanna walk
    Like a camel


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