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Old 06-12-2017
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New boots feel weird

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I recently bought a bike for my boy and myself. I have also bought all the protection gear but I seem to have an issue with my new boots.
I bought the gearme gx1.
The right foot feels great and have good brake contact when needed but the left one seems odd. I seem to struggle with shifting. My foot keeps getting caught between the peg and the gear lever.
Mind you, it s been such a long time since I have been riding and remember the feeling of boots in relation to the gear lever.
Are boots somethings one has to get used to. Break in period. I have been riding around the property and not,the track. We r off to the track this week end so hopefully I ll feel a bit more comfortable.
Anybody experience this by any chance.
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Gaerne boots are great quality boots . The gx1 are their budget range though and may require a break in period . I have the gaerne sg10 and they were perfect straight away , this generally the case with the more expensive boots . I would try raising the gear leaver a bit to give your boot more room . That way when you are standing it will be easier to shift gears.
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Check the gear lever adjustment. Muck around with it. You might find a happy medium.
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New boots and new bike. Nothing abnormal here. Fill the boots with water and ride for 1/2 day. They'll be perfect next ride.
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Old 07-12-2017
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Thanks guys.
Will look at moving the lever to suit my riding style.
Shows how much of a noob I am not knowing about being able to move the lever.
Just out of curiosity, do they come in different length or standard?
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Unless you have very large feet or your bike has an unusually short gear shifter , I would just take the bolt out , remove the shifter , rotate it up and insert it back on then tighten the bolt . you can get aftermarket shifters that are different lengths but try raising the shifter first . Before you tighten the bolt just sit on the bike and try the position first . If you need to reposition it then it will be easier .
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Gear levers are relatively cheap & most are not bike or brand specific.
I've hack-sawed half of mine off: Given, admittedly, I am a bit queer.

I change up-gears with the sole-seam-edge of my boot.
- That enables me to have the lever in a lower position.

It did take me quite a while to adapt to that/this/my way.
Yet-now: I can mono from 1st to Top: Maybe-Sometimes.
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