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Bottom bracket height.

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by PapaZita, 28 Apr 2008.

  1. PapaZita

    PapaZita Über Member

    Hello,

    I've got an old steel frame that I'd like to convert to fixed. My concern is that the bottom bracket is a bit on the low side. I measure it as 26cm/10.25" (floor to centre). I'd be using it with 165mm cranks and Time RXS pedals. A quick experiment suggests that it'll lean over to about 36 degrees from vertical before the pedal touches the ground. What do you think? Will it be OK or should I look for a different frame?

    PZ.
     
  2. It sounds fine to me get it in there and go for a ride
     
  3. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    no problem, use it, learn to ride it. Pedal strike is no real issue unless you get things badly wrong, in which case you were likely to be hitting the turf anyway.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    PapaZita

    PapaZita Über Member

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'll get building...

    PZ.
     
  5. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Velodromes might be a bit sniffy about it, but you should be fine on the road. Have fun!