Since I'm a not too tall guy, I use 165mm cranks on the Benotto commuter. Its a track frame so the The higher BB drop is appropriate for a track frame. If the bike is a road frame with long dropouts, you might need to use a shorter crank for better ground clearance. You don't want to strike your pedals when swooshing around the corners on paradise loop......That would be as embarrassing as not unclipping your foot with off topic pedals at a stopsign, and a lot bloodier.
> At 17.20 12.12.04, Bob Freitas wrote:
>> When converting a road frame to FIXED most of you are using a
>> 170mm crank? as long as there is reasonable foot clearance I dont see a
>> reason for 165mm(on TRACK is another issue) I am just about to start a
>> FIXED project and was just wondering.
>> BOB FREITAS
>> SUPER high tide MILL VALLEY,CA
> FWIW, I am using a 170. I should state that this fixie/SS is built up on
> a frame of identical geometry as my main, geared,
> unable-to-discuss-because-it's against-the-rules ride. :D I am using TA
> track pedals for a "little" extra clearance. This bike is definitely not
> for track, has brakes front and rear and is designed to give me a
> different ride/workout over generally the same East Tennessee terrain as I
> ride the other bike.
> Phil Sieg, for whom discretion is decidedly the better part of valor
> because at 56 everything breaks easier and takes way longer to mend
> Knoxville, Tennessee