Short Crank Setup = Don't Forget to Move the Seat

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Mark Stonich, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Mark Stonich

    Mark Stonich Guest

    Anyone installing shorter cranks should be aware that to get maximum
    benefit you need to have the same leg extension at the bottom of the
    stroke as you had before. (Assuming of course that it was correct
    before:)

    So, if you go from 170s to 165s you need to move the seat
    back, or the BB forward, by 5mm. If you've gone from 175s to
    155s move the seat 20mm.

    To those who bought the Dotek 155s from me, I apologize for
    not including this info at the time of purchase.

    Mark Stonich; BikeSmith Design & Fabrication LLC
    http://bikesmithdesign.com
     
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  2. fuelrider

    fuelrider New Member

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    mark,

    still waiting for your reply to my email from yesterday. I need to put 155mm crankset on a TREK 1000, 43cm for my kid. Can you help?
     
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