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    175's on a Mark V; Will I die?

    Will delete_radio's worst fear be meet when his 175mm cranks collide with pavement on a left turn? Stay tuned...

    (please let me know if this is a dumb idea to ride with 175 mm cranks fixed. k thx bai.)

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    Go for it if you are used to crankarms that long. Just be cautious in the turns
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    imagine you are a train

    or an oil tanker
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    You might just take a few runs around a grass field to get a feel for how much you can lean without striking a pedal.

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    word. i'll let you know how this turns out.

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    But how will you let us know if you die?
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    you'll be fine
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    Ran my 56cm Mark V on 175s for about a month w/ no strikes, and not especially noticable overlap.

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    165mm vs. 175mm: a whopping .4 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg
    165mm vs. 175mm: a whopping .4 inches
    you will probably die.

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    I believe that people should choose the crankarm size that fits them. If pedal strike (or fear thereof) is an issue, get clipless pedals. Speedplays probably do a lot more to prevent pedal strike than shorter cranks.

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    I run old bmx 180's on an old schwinn sprint. I'll get a strike maybe once every two months and I have some WIDE pedals. I'm sure you'll be ok, unless you take super fast turns and you know nobody can ride SUPER.

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    With that pedal length, are you able to achieve a full rotation with your front wheel? My roommate's pista, and to a lesser extent his cannondale crit, get pedal strike on the front wheel whenever he turns more than 30 degrees. (he is using 170mm sugino 75's on 53cm frames)

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    he has *pedal* overlap? that I want to see
    toe overlap sure, that's easy to deal with. When do you ever turn your front wheel more than 10 degrees anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by delete_radio
    word. i'll let you know how this turns out.
    So, how did it go? Are you still alive?

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    Pedal type matters more than 5mm in crank length... With clipless, you should be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subsistbmx@hotm
    I run old bmx 180's on an old schwinn sprint. I'll get a strike maybe once every two months and I have some WIDE pedals. I'm sure you'll be ok, unless you take super fast turns and you know nobody can ride SUPER.
    i thought you didnt even have a fixed gear bike yet
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    the iro's have a very high bb, you'll be fine.

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    We're all going to die, get over it
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