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Is the 160 crank on the Centurion I've inherited going to kill me?(3 posts)

Is the 160 crank on the Centurion I've inherited going to kill me?BowWow
Apr 19, 2003 8:31 PM
I have recently aquired an old steel Centurion with a 160 mm crankset. It's my only road bike, and I won't be able to buy a new ride for a couple of years. I'm comfortable on it, but the 160 really feels weird, sort of like riding a kiddies trike {8^0 ... I'm looking for a really cheap (read "free") 172.5 in the local boneyards and police auctions, but it may take a while. In the meanwhile, will I hurt myself with the shorter crank? I've put a couple hundred km on it, and so far no unusual pains or other troubles. I ride 100 - 200 miles a week in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, more as summer grows.

What is the downside of the short crankset? I can sure spin a good cadence right now!

Thanks for your input.

Steve
No, but you'd better learn to spin! Really small frame? (nm)Kerry
Apr 20, 2003 2:02 PM
Not really - 58cm. I'm 6' with a 35" inseam, ride 175's on my MTB. nmBowWow
Apr 20, 2003 6:25 PM