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Posted By rhm

Starting with your last question, I measure my...

Starting with your last question, I measure my inseam at 34 inches. Most of my bikes have 165 mm cranks, so if I'm doing this right, I get 4.85.

I won't say 165 is my favored crank. That's just...
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I'm curious how Hogg arrived at that 5.48...

I'm curious how Hogg arrived at that 5.48 formula, which would put me on 185 mm cranks (ideally, 186.3) That's not a problem for me, since I recognize it as nonsense, but on Bike Forums occasionally...
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Posted By rhm

Confirmation bias dominates, yes, that's for...

Confirmation bias dominates, yes, that's for sure.

But no, if you shorten your crank arm by 5 mm, you will want to raise your saddle by 5 mm, not lower it.

Before I had my Squarebuilt custom...
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Posted By rhm

All in all, Salubrious, I think we agree. My...

All in all, Salubrious, I think we agree. My wife, who is much smaller than I, and does not have disproportionately long legs, rides a 650c bike with 170 mm crank arms. Her bike is tiny, really...
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Posted By rhm

Thanks for the link! That is an interesting...

Thanks for the link! That is an interesting article, and pretty well sums up the available literature.

Nonetheless, I do not agree, that "there is plenty of data." There are plenty of anecdotes,...
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Posted By rhm

I'd vote for the 165's. If you want more,...

I'd vote for the 165's.

If you want more, here's my thinking on this:

Crank arm length does not seem to matter much. I have come to that conclusion after a lot of experimentation. I found it...
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