RE: [CR]frame size (now sneakers)


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Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 15:57:41 -0500
From: Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>
Subject: RE: [CR]frame size (now sneakers)
To: 'joe starck' <joestarck2003@yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Joe,

Oh, sorry, you wanted the serious answer!

Well, imagine the point at which the ankle lever pivots, and how moving this effects saddle height. Take a guy like Lance Armstrong, or Fausto Coppi who both ride in a serious "toes-down" pedaling action. I would imagine that they require a full inch extension over someone who pedals with more of a flat foot, or has smaller feet, given the same action.

Grant McLean Toronto, Ca

Joe wrote: Actully, my "foot thought experiment" was directed to Richard Rose as a credible response to his question about frame size. And as I responded to another CR member earlier, "Foot size is often a wash, I guess you could call it a dynamic consideration, because for the same reason the cycler changes hand positions on a ride, he often ankles differently, as in heels first up hills and such."