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Old 09-24-09, 08:03 PM   #1
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Crank Arm Length

Anyone out there running two different size crank arms? The reason I ask is that I have one leg that is almost an inch shorter than the other one. I am wondering if it would be beneficial to run a longer crank arm for my shorter leg.
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Old 09-24-09, 08:28 PM   #2
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a longer crank arm would make it reach further at the bottom. stick with the same length arms and shim one shoe.
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not that i think it right to run two different crank arms but wouldn't you want to run a shorter crank arm on your short leg? id say stick with equal arms though. just my 2 cents
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emj got it. shim the cleat. a good bike shop should have some cleat shims and be able to help you install them properly.
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I'll look into the shims...not sure it is viable given the difference (7/8").

Re-thinking the crank arms, I think I would want to fit the crank to my short side and then get a longer crank for my longer leg.
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