Re: [CR]Crank length, today and yesterday


Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor
From: <Huemax@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 20:31:56 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Crank length, today and yesterday
To: CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com, LouDeeter@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Yeah, Sheldon Brown is right. There is no effect for leverage, BUT rather how your body/legs fit into the frame geomerty. I am a typical Japanese long body-short leg rider, and I DO like 165mm. Also I remember, in general, FIXED gear rider seems use shorter cranks, the RPM vs Torque is another concern. Also, if you have lower B/B, and very short wheelbase, the shorter cranks works better for turning corners, and not touching front wheel.

KEN TODA, I do not mind to have 160mm crankset, I vote for less is better!