So I'm in the process of shopping around for cranks. I've decided I can't live any longer without a compact crank, so I'm over at fleabay all the time hitting F5.
Anyway, I've ridden 175 cranks for about 15 years and recently discovered that the cranks I thought were 175 were in fact 172.5, which is a truly minuscule difference and doesn't bother me. One of the cranks I'm watching on evilbay is 177.5 and I started wondering if that would work or if it would be comical so I did some light reading.
I'm slowly shrinking from my all time high of 6'2" and my daughter just helped me measure my cycling inseam at 35.5".
The formula I found on this page (http://www.machinehead-software.co.u...alculator.html) indicates that I should be riding a 177.7
The formula I found on this other page (http://www.nettally.com/palmk/crankset.html) indicates that I should be riding a 194.5. I found that many different web pages referenced this guy's formula
Anyway - does that cycling inseam sound correct given that I wear pants that are 32 or 33 inches inseam?
Anybody else get loooooong cranks based on one or more of those formulae care to share your experiences? I know somebody here is building up a Gunnar with really long cranks but I"m not sure if you've gotten any riding in yet to draw any conclusions.