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Just getting some feedback on crankarm length for a converted road frame. Please post your 700c tire size and crankarm length here. Thanks in advance.
 

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27 x 1 1/4" tires. 170mm cranks

but <a href=http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/watson.htm>mine</a> is not a typical road frame.
 

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700X32 rear, 700X28 front (largest tires that fit)

170 mm cranks - I use 175's on geared bikes but toe overlap is more of an issue when I can't stop pedaling.
 

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700x28, 170mm

Auriaprottu said:
Just getting some feedback on crankarm length for a converted road frame. Please post your 700c tire size and crankarm length here. Thanks in advance.
If I could fit 700x32 on my frame, I would. Smoothes out those rough stretches of pavement and helps when potholes are unavoidable.
 

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I dont like riding anything else. But, when I start doing tours and centurys I might switch to 170mm for the extra leverage up the hills.
 

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27x1-1/4 170mm

i ride 170 on fixed, i appreciate the extra clearance when i have to keep pedaling on sharp turns.

but it's 175 on my geared roadie and 180 on my ss mtb.
 

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175mm cranks, 700c x 28mm (35mm in winter)

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170mm (25C tyres).

I use an old RX100 chainset with a Campag Chorus bottom bracket. With the chainring on the outside (neat) the chainline is perfect. I also use Campag aero levers with RX100 57mm calipers. Wow, Campag and Shimano working in harmony!

All together now... Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony
 

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Ditto. 27 x 1 1/4 tires, 170 mm crank. Old Bianchi steel. Her she is. I have different levers and a different saddle on it now. Needs a new bar wrap-I'll post a more recent pic when I get her all dressed up. Yes, the chain was slack.
 
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