I have a 50cm mercier kilo and I'm having two issues that I suspect I may be able to remedy with one fix.
first: mad toe overlap. I'm currently running the stock truative 165mm cranks and even though they are that short, the geometry of the frame just means no matter what I do, if i try to turn tight, I'm gonna hit the tire. this isnt really a big deal for me and I've been able to modify my riding to accomodate it well enough.
however, there is a second issue.
When I got the bike, I immediatly replaced the ugly-as-sin [and also not long enough for my reach] stock stem for some sleek nitto love.
when i switched stems I discovered that due to the smallness of the bike, the stem bottomed out in the headtube and still sits probably an inch too high for my taste.
Sooooo, I was thinking that if I got some even shorter cranks [is there anything in between 165 and 160?] I would have to raise my saddle and thus make my saddle-to-bars ratio a bit better as well as perhaps cut down on my toe overlap issues.
thoughts on this plan?
anything glaring that I overlooked?