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So, yesterday was the first time on my bike with my new pedals (got the Looks, had the SPD's) so they required new cleats which meant I had to play away with the whole new foot position. Found a position which felt comfortable and I rode on the trainer for 45 minutes.<br><br>
This morning my left hamstring? (muscle in the upper back of my leg) is very sore. Could this be caused by poor foot position on the bike, or is it sore from something else??
 

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Looks can be difficult--I'm assuming you are using the cleats that allow for some float. If you can at least eyeball where the old ones were, you can get the fore-aft set close, then you have to play a little with the side to side to get that right. Once they are set, put a little blue loc tite on the screws and don't overtighten them.
 

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What is blue loc tite? And don't screw them in too tight? Last year I actually had a cleat come off inside my pedal, so that was too loose. How do you measure?<br><br>
And, I played quite a bit with my pedals and shoes the night before my ride and they felt right and it felt good during my ride, it was just later that I had the issue with my hamstring. Just wondering if they are related.
 

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Loc Tite is a glue like substance you can put on threaded fasteners to keep them from backing off, blue is for parts you will later take apart, red is for ones you want to stay put forever. It's handy for cleats, bottle cage mounts, stuff that tends to fall off.<br><br>
If you overtighten the looks, they can take on the curve of your shoe and not work properly--check the directions. You have to check tightness on those, they tend to loosen up, the loc tite can be helpful.
 
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