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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-14-09, 12:01 PM   #1
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Bottom Bracket Height/Drop

My biggest problem so far with riding fixed gear is I get pedal strikes, a lot. The current frame I have is just an old schwinn by my crude measures it has a bottom bracket drop of 7.62cm. I am currently thinking about getting the IRO Angus, which has a drop of 5cm. Are there any other frames in that quality/price range, with equal (or less) bottom bracket drop that I might want to consider?
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Old 03-14-09, 12:45 PM   #2
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How long are your crank arms? Shorter crank arms are a lot cheaper than a new frame.
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You claim that your measurements are crude but you give a measurement to three significant figures. This doesn't make sense. Also, was the frame designed for 27" wheels and are you now using 700c wheels? The would lower the bottom bracket a bit.
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You claim that your measurements are crude but you give a measurement to three significant figures. This doesn't make sense. Also, was the frame designed for 27" wheels and are you now using 700c wheels? The would lower the bottom bracket a bit.
3in = 7.62cm Does it make more sense now, with only one significant figure? I said crude because i measured it with a tape measure, not anything very precise. Could possibly be designed for 27" wheels, I don't think it is but I am ignorant about 27" wheels. Any opinions on frame advise (what I made this thread for) would be very appreciated.
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