Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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Crank length can be an issue. Yes 165s are available. Yes, crankarm lenghts can, and often are, of different lengths on tandems.
Stoker Kay, at just under 4'11" has always used 170s, although 165s are probably recommended. No complaints from her, so why worry/change?
On the other end of the spectrum did design a tandem for a duo: 6'7" and 5'2" and ended up with custom built 220mm crankarms for the tall dude!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem