[Yak] A couple crankarm shorteners from Hostel Shoppe
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Mon Jul 12 23:09:18 CDT 2004
Here is one potential solution: Hase Crankarm
Shortener for a custom fit:
Here is another: Tandems East Crankarm Shorteners
Have had good dealings with this group, but have never
used crankarm shorteners.
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> Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 18:26:32 -0400
> From: "Kenneth Hendrick" <klhendrick at msn.com>
> Subject: [Yak] Leg Length Discrepancy and Crank Arms
> To: "Yak" <yak at bikefriday.com>
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> I have a different kind of question that I haven't
> seen at YAK or any other bicycling site before.
> After suffering from hip problems for several years,
> I finally discovered a while back that I have a 3/4
> inch leg length discrepancy--my left leg is that
> much longer than my right leg. Half inch lifts in
> my right shoes along with some physical therapy have
> pretty much eliminated my hip pain. What I have
> wondered is whether I should be making some kind of
> adjustment in my bicycle crank arms. If so, which
> one would I make longer or shorter to compensate for
> my leg length discrepancy? It seems that I probably
> should and the adjustment would be to make the right
> crank arm shorter to compensate for my shorter right
> leg on the down stroke.
> Has anyone else in the YAK community run into this
> kind of a problem? If not, does anyone know where I
> might go to get an answer?
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