I had my first pedal strike a week ago, and got to wondering what other peoples ps (pedal strike) stories were. Mine was pretty run of the mill, was turning onto a street to tightly and whack! Didn't fall off but took a chunk out of my new mks's. Anyone got some good stories?
My pedal made contact with a short-but-tall speed bump. It lifted the bike up sending me butt bouncing up and landing hard on the saddle. Crotch hurt big time. Luckily, I did not fall, and continued on riding.
I actually thought this was just a personal problem, glad to see other people with the same difficulty!
I've always had (to my knowledge) 170mm crank arms, I've been looking for a new set hoping for 165's, but I got a steal deal on some 170's on Ebay. Just curious, does anybody have any experience changing from 170-165 and noticed much of a difference? Sheldon Brown recomended 165, which is what made me ask this.. Can 5mm really make a noticable difference?
i made the change a while ago, and interms of the difference i noticed: i didnt notice much of a difference in the power i got from pedaling, but i did notice a significant and positive difference in the amount of close calls i had. i can now take tighter turns and not worry about scraping, so yeah i'd suggest making the switch.
last night, only bike shorts & shoes on my body... corner too fast=right leg to cheek is nice and red. I'll update with a pic whenever I get home. Needless to say, going riding again tonight here in Austin w/ the Midnight Ride.