accidental one-footing on Coker writes:
>Not that it would apply to this circomstance, but what are your feelings
>on shorter -vs- longer cranks regarding foot displacement, at
>comfortable speeds or when ridding fast? Is it any more difficult to
>get your foot back on a short crank than a long one?

Believe it or not, I have NEVER in 3600 miles had a foot accidentally slip
off (or get knocked off) a pedal – until two days ago. So I can’t answer
that one from experience on a Coker, but my strong hunch is that longer
cranks minimize this difficulty bc the remaining foot (the one still on
the other pedal) has greater control Shorter cranks minimize control in

Anyone else want to weigh in?


It’s easier to get your feet back on with shorter cranks. This is what I seem to have experienced over the years, and my gut tells me it should be so. The pedals don’t get as far apart, your legs don’t have to follow as large a range of motion, therefor it should be easier to find your way back to the pedal with shorter cranks.

Of course if those are 125s on a Coker, for example, you’re going to have a lot less available leverage to re-stabilize yourself once you do find that pedal. So it may or may not do you that much good…:slight_smile: