Old 01-23-10, 03:03 PM
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Crank size is not determined by height, its determined by pedalling style. In general, you use shorter cranks to be able to spin faster. If you mash, then use longer cranks. The reason fixies have 165s is that the immitate track bikes. On the track, spinning is everything and short cranks allow you to achieve a very high cadence that is also very smooth.
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