Re: [CR] Crank length/Vintage Bicycle Quarterly

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Subject: Re: [CR] Crank length/Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 13:15:26 EDT

> Message: 15
> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:26:16 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Brandon Ives <>
> To: Jim Merz <>
> Subject: Re: FW: [CR]Crank length/Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
> Cc:
> On Thursday, Sep 12, 2002, at 08:46AM, Jim Merz <> wrote:
> >I asked Ed Burke what length cranks I should use.
> >He reinforced the statement below, racers should have a little longer
> >arms than the old thinking.

To which Brandon added:
> Just to add more fuel to the fire. Leonard Zinn did a study published in
> Velonews about 10 years ago and found that 158mm was the best length all
> around. I'm sure someone on the list has the issue and can give better
> details.
> enjoy,
> Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> SB, CA

Uh, for whom? Under what conditions? On what type of bike?

That's like saying a 21" frame is optimal!


Greg "Junk science? We don't need no stinkin' junk science" Parker A2 MI USA