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this keeps popping up in my mind. i know quite a few ss'ers run long crank arms, 180mm+ , for more leverage, correct? if so, why not run a smaller gear? no big deal, just wondering.


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subluxation said:
this keeps popping up in my mind. i know quite a few ss'ers run long crank arms, 180mm+ , for more leverage, correct? if so, why not run a smaller gear? no big deal, just wondering.

thanks

rick
Move leverage equates to bigger chain ring = faster.
 

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gofast said:
This subject has been beaten to death! You might try doing a search. Or just run what you want to run.
Whoa. You must've had a bad day. Go to Kettle tomorrow and chill out. I wish I could go, but I gotta go see Gramma tomorrow.
 

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just an innocent question man.....

gofast said:
This subject has been beaten to death! You might try doing a search. Or just run what you want to run.
i could could care less what anyone else rides, if a thread or question being asked irritates one so much, then don't read the thread, right? not debating what is better or what others should run, just asking man. i have run what i run on a ss for six years and ain't changing it. just chill out man. i hope i did not take this the wrong way. no reply needed.

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subluxation said:
if a thread or question being asked irritates one so much, then don't read the thread, right?
rick
correctamundo! It's actually been an interesting discussion with something worthwhile added every time it comes up. It piqued my curiosity a year or so ago-I asked some questions,did some research, talked to my doc (a pretty fair cyclist in his own right) and do not regret the 200mm cranks that were the result. (professional driver on a closed course with a 37'' inseam. don't try this at home.....)

The short story as I see it: better leverage for mashing a given gear, a bit tougher to spin especially if you don't have good stroke to begin with. There's definitely an upper limit where "too long" is likely to cause knee problems at the top of the stroke, but some of the theories I've heard on what that limit is have been conclusively disproven by my own experience.
 

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subluxation said:
i could could care less what anyone else rides, if a thread or question being asked irritates one so much, then don't read the thread, right? not debating what is better or what others should run, just asking man. i have run what i run on a ss for six years and ain't changing it. just chill out man. i hope i did not take this the wrong way. no reply needed.

see ya

rick
Sorry, I've been grumpy, and in need of a ride. This past weekend has cured my sour puss attitude

Perhaps these would be benificial?
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=86980&highlight=Crank
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=46917&highlight=Crank
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=80417&highlight=Crank
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=89440&highlight=Crank
 
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