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  • 162.5mm

    0 0%
  • 165mm

    81 40.10%
  • 167.5mm

    8 3.96%
  • 170mm

    82 40.59%
  • 172.5mm

    8 3.96%
  • 175mm

    23 11.39%
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    what crank length do you use on your fixie?

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    165, because it's the coolest of all crank lengths.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    I have a set thats 172.5 too but I can't vote twice.

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    You math nerds and your millimeters crack me up, I measure cranks by squinting at them over my thumb.

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    i dont even measure.




    just look for the number stamped into them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    You math nerds and your millimeters crack me up, I measure cranks by squinting at them over my thumb.
    the ones I have say the length on the back
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    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    You math nerds and your millimeters crack me up, I measure cranks by squinting at them over my thumb.
    You don't even want to know what body part I use for reference.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    I run 170s 171s and 165s
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    I voted 170mm. I have three running 170 and two with 165.

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    Track bike - 170, w/ narrow pedals, so no pedal clip, but I'm not so sure I could swap out the GR-9's and keep zero pedal strike risk...

    Road converter - 175 with a low BB, it's a death trap in all senses and what I learned on. I need to throw some 165's on that thing...

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    road: 170
    cross: 172.5
    fixed: 165

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    172.5, 6'-3" tall

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    road 172.5mm
    singlespeed 170mm
    XC bike 175mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    You don't even want to know what body part I use for reference.
    your forearm? here's to cubit-length crankarms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCARFACE
    165mm now, but soon to be 170mm.
    Why?
    "How did all those 'Keep Off the Grass' signs get there?"

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    167.5 because I like to be a difficult customer
    I got nothing to do
    you got nothing to say
    everything is so ****ed up
    I guess it's natural that way

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    170mm on the around town conversion, 175mm on the Langster. I went with 175mm because that's what I've always used on mtn, ss, and road bikes. You get used to a length..

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    Fixed gear: 165mm
    Singlespeed: 170mm
    Road bike: 175mm

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    165 because thats what I got for christmas.

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    165 because bikeforums told me so

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    1.65000000e-25 Yoctometers

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    175 on the fixed, but only because they're still the stock ones. I really wanna get some 167.5's.

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    i use 165s on my road bike too.

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    When there's a moderator who goes by [170], I'll use those.
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    For reasons of high spin rates and ground clearance, 165 probably makes the most sense for fixed gear.

    However, my first fixie came from the factory with 170's, and it felt OK, and, leaning the bike into the down-side pedal, I had to lean it so far I could not imagine ever having pedal strike.

    A friend put 175's on his conversion, since he used 175's on his regular road bike.
    He experienced pedal strike and found just going down to 170's gave him sufficient clearance, even with the lower bottom bracket of a conversion frame.

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