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Posted By ThermionicScott

One downside to these crank shorteners is that...

One downside to these crank shorteners is that they will increase the Q factor a fair amount. Some cyclists (including a few high-mileage female cyclists I know) are pretty sensitive to a wide Q. I...
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No shame in shorter cranks! I put 165's on my...

No shame in shorter cranks! I put 165's on my fixed-gear not long after building it (I think from Sheldon Brown's influence) and after that worked so nicely, more of my bikes have gotten 165mm...
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Two years later, I'm still in favor! Just make...

Two years later, I'm still in favor! Just make sure you have the correct leg extension and let us know the results. :thumb:
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I feel like having cranks proportional in some...

I feel like having cranks proportional in some way to a person's leg length is a good starting point, but it's part of a larger formula that has yet to be fully mapped out.

Here's my data: my...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Hmm, that (inseam)*5.48 formula would put me on...

Hmm, that (inseam)*5.48 formula would put me on 175+ mm cranks even if I round down every chance I get. (I'm only 5'7".) Pass! :lol:
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Our legs are strongest the closer they are to...

Our legs are strongest the closer they are to full extension. This is why it's easier to lift more weight with a partial squat than a full squat. So as long as your saddle is set properly for full...
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