Re: [CR]FIXIE crank lengths


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From: "Tom Martin" <tom@wilsonbike.com>
To: "Phil Sieg" <triodelover@comcast.net>, "Bob Freitas" <freitas1@pacbell.net>
References: <41BCC420.3030000@pacbell.net> <6.1.2.0.2.20041212172437.02dbb3c0@mail.comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]FIXIE crank lengths
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:39:09 -0800
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cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Bob:

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.

Tom Martin
Oakland CA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Sieg"
To: "Bob Freitas"
Cc: "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS"
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]FIXIE crank lengths



> 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