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    where to find long cranks

    I've been doing some reading on sheldon brown's website and have learned that maybe I should be using longer cranks. I'm currently using a set of shimano sora 175's. Apparently being 6"8' warrants using 180mm to 185mm or longer. Does anybody have any this long and if so, where did you find them?

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    Leonard Zinn sells custom cranks out to about 220 mm.
    http://www.zinncycles.com/
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    Campy Record goes up to 180mm in length..

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    You could try to retrofit some BMX cranks. They regularly go out to 185 or 190mm

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    Hey Dell,
    I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and have been riding 180s for >25 years.
    You've got to upgrade. You'll really be glad you did.

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    Thanks for the information,...I've never thought of looking at BMX cranks before. That might be the most affordable option. However, I have one more concern: the cranks I'm using right now (175) come very close to the ground when cornering. What do you do about that? I guess I could try and find a bike with a high bottom bracket.

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