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Posted By Salubrious

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet. As...

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet.

As I pointed out earlier, if you don't ride a good long distance you may never sort out the impact of crank length. But if you think about it, we have...
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Even cranks 100 years old do not have that kind...

Even cranks 100 years old do not have that kind of variance. Ask me how I know.

The issue here is torque of course- and with longer cranks you have more torque. But since the issue is torque, how...
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My girlfriend experiences the same thing- she...

My girlfriend experiences the same thing- she finds she can walk better after riding. Age does things to us- stuff I could tolerate 40 years ago are out of the question not. But because I've paid...
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Posted By Salubrious

The difference does not seem like much and in...

The difference does not seem like much and in terms of power it isn't.

And a Randonneur often isn't long enough for a knee injury to show up.

But if you compare a longer crank like a 175mm vs a...
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Posted By Salubrious

My GF complains often that she can't put a toe...

My GF complains often that she can't put a toe down to balance herself on any of her bikes. She has to get off the seat at a stop. This is because even though she's on the shortest Trek frame made,...
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Posted By Salubrious

Mark Stonich, who has shortened cranks for many...

Mark Stonich, who has shortened cranks for many years, maintains that there is no need to alter the gearing with shortened cranks.
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Posted By Salubrious

Its pretty well known that if you have short...

Its pretty well known that if you have short cranks you can increase your cadence, not unlike what happens in a reciprocating engine.

I don't think power is the big deal here though. There have...
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Posted By Salubrious

There is plenty of data on this and some...

There is plenty of data on this and some controversy. In general, the industry doesn't like to talk about it. But it stands to reason that if frames need to be different sizes probably cranks do too....
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