Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
Bikes: Haluzak Leprechaun, Ti-Rush, Azor Oma, Jamis Coda
Is it safe to cut down a boom?
I've just received a Haluzak Leprechaun, which I bought sight unseen and of course untested. The Leprechaun (a SWB with USS) used to be known (while it was still being produced) as a good bike for short people to ride and, being if not exactly short then shortish, I thought it would be the right bent for me. Now that it has arrived and my LBS has assembled it, I find that with the boom adjusted to its shortest, I can just barely reach the pedals. The guys at the bike shop have suggested cutting the boom down a few inches, but they are I both are feeling just a little trepidation about this. It's not, after all, a reversible move. Can anybody offer an opinion about the wisdom of this idea?