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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-03-08, 10:12 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-03-08, 10:34 AM   #2
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Leonard Zinn sells custom cranks out to about 220 mm.
http://www.zinncycles.com/
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Old 12-03-08, 02:04 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-03-08, 07:54 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-06-08, 01:09 PM   #6
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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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