Retrogrouch in Training
Join Date: Sep 2004
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170mm cranks. On my road conversion it's downright terrible. My Fuji is a lot better but even so, taking a normal 90 degree corner tops out a little south of 25 mph...maybe 22...before I strike a pedal. Add in a slope or sharper than 90, and yeah, it's an issue.
There's a small traffic calming rotary on my way to work that's set on a slight angle (the one at the intersection of Parker Street & Heath Street coming down Mission Hill for those of you from around here). I love to dump into that thing at 25 and I'm pretty much guaranteed to graze the pedal on the way through, even using the full width of the the rotary.