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Originally Posted by rensho3 View Post
I am 5"5" tall and currently using 165 mm cranks. I am thinking of changing to 150 mm for next year. I haven't been very successful in finding a 155 mm set in 144 BCD. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Depending on the shape of the pedal end of a crank arm, it may be possible to shorten a crank set. The minimum amount you can cut off is around 22 mm. So if you can find a reasonably beefy 175 mm crank, you can make a perfectly good 153 out of it.

Cutting and tapping the arms is not rocket science, but it helps to have a spare set of steel crank arms to use as a guide so the new pedal threads are at the right angle.
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