Short Cranks

More and more riders are discovering the advantages of using shorter crank arms, especially on recumbents and triathlon bikes. However they have been stymied by the lack of reasonably priced, short cranks, capable of accepting small 3rd chainrings.

Of course shorter riders, on upright bicycles, can also benefit from short cranks. As well as anyone with a leg length discrepancy or range of motion limitations

Knee pain

Triathletes wanting a more aerodynamic riding position

Range of motion problems.

Can't spin long cranks efficiently?

Tandem stoker isn't comfortable spining as fast as captain.

Short cranks make some people faster.  Could you be one of them?
Smaller fairings for HPV racers.

Toe/Wheel overlap (Heel/Wheel overlap on SWB recumbents)

Short legs or different leg lengths.

I am able to shorten cranks again.
But Iím a slow, arthritic typist, with many demands on my time. So I donít want to ask questions and have to ask more questions based on the answers. And have to ask more questions based on those answers etc. etc. etc., in order to determine what you need. And often more difficult, determine what will work on your bike.
So before contacting me about short cranks, please read Answer any questions and follow any links that apply to your situation.

Over the last 18 years I have helped about 2,000 people, with an amazing variety of reasons for needing short cranks. Whatever your problem, I've probably solved it for someone already. If not, I love a challenge.

New Contact Info: For short crank questions or orders please use is still the correct email for Cotter Presses, Cotters and Fixed Cup Tools.

Not every email gets through to it's intended recipient. If you do not receive a response within 2 days, assume we did not get your email. Or you did not get my response. Please re-send it or phone me @ 612-710-9593.

Crank Length for Children
International Sales and Shipping
Limited Range of Motion?
Knee or Hip problems?
Incompatible cadence? Short or child stoker?
Short Women / Short Crank Feedback
Leg Length, Crank Length and Power
Are your long cranks slowing you down?
(Under Construction, just ask)
Triathletes account for 1/3 of our short crank sales
But there are so many reasons triathletes would benefit from short cranks that I'm still trying to figure out how to organize them into a web page. Please call or email.
Shortened 10/11 Speed 2 Piece External Bearing Road Cranksets
SRAM Apex 10/11 Speed
Compact Double 34-50 rings - 137.5mm to 158mm length Or
CycloCross 36-46 rings
- 137.5mm to 158mm length
$219 or $239  Includes GXP External Bearing BB
Apex Road 154mm

Left arm has spindle interface similar to, but not compatible with, ISIS.
One Key Release crank bolt included.

24mm I.D. drive side bearing, 22mm on the left.

These are the cranks SRAM had me shorten for their sponsored triathletes.

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FSA Gossamer 10 Speed - 30-39-50 Triple
  Includes MegaExo External Bearing BB -
FSA Gossamer Compact Double
Left arm has spindle interface similar to, but not compatible with, ISIS.
One Key Release crank bolt included.
24mm I.D. bearings both sides.

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Theseare no longer imported and only the 172.5mm and 175mm can be safely shortened.

If you own, or can find, a set of 172.5s or 175s I can shorten them for you.

$85 labor + S&H if you remove the rings. $90 if you leave them on. 

Frequently Asked Questions
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Ordering, Payment, Shipping
& Contact Information
Andel Triple Crankarms
Length - 90mm to 153mm
110/74mm BCD
Shown w/Dimension Chainrings
SRAM S600 MTB cranks
85mm to 153mm
Several Chainring Options Available.
$109 to $379
Track cranks
SRAM Omnium & All City 612
No web page yet, contact us for details

FSA Tempo Adventure Cranks
46/30 chainrings.
No web page yet, contact us for details

  153mm FSA Vero Double and Triple Cranksets
Crank Shortening
It may be possible to shorten your
existing crankarms, though few can
be safely shortened. What do you have?
Short Cranks for Fat Bikes!
Andel 24/36 ISIS MTB Cranks
Single ring options aveilable
ISIS BBs are available in FatBike lengths
No web page yet, contact us for details

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