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Old August 18th 06, 09:16 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Default Crank length and asthma?Is there a qualified pulmonary specialist on this forum?


Any thoughts? I just bought a pseudo 29" in the trading post from
AccordNSX, 150mm cranks, and I'm wondering if shorter or longer will
leave me in an asthmatic fit (kind of like this all too
convienant gasping head).

There's a formula right? Shorter cranks are ..... but longer cranks are
more.... so if you ride ...... then ...... is probably better. I'll
figure it out eventually but I was hoping someone could post and save
me a blind trial and error.

Anyways the unicycle looks sweet, it's over here
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52153


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Old August 18th 06, 09:31 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Default Crank length and asthma?Is there a qualified pulmonary specialist on this forum?


I'm no pulmonary expert. But I know that shorter cranks make it easier
to go fast, but harder to slow down. Longer cranks make it easier to go
up hills, but harder to go fast. I don't know what types of riding
you're planning on doing with your sweet new uni, so can't tell which
of these might exacerbate your asthma!


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Old August 18th 06, 10:19 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Default Crank length and asthma?Is there a qualified pulmonary specialist on this forum?


That's the comparison I was looking for. I'll probably try the 29" out
(I use a 24" now and any real distance is ) and go slightly longer
depending on the speed advantage it already has. Now that I'm
visualizing it, I think fewer revolutions is the key, if only slightly.


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Old August 21st 06, 02:58 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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With shorter cranks, you can spin higher rpms easier, which in turn
means you can go faster. Short cranks feel "snappy," but with longer
cranks you have more control


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