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it is easier to pedal with longer cranks because you have more leverage but it is not necessarily better to have really long cranks.

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Q: What is easier to pedal a bike with long cranks or a bike with short cranks?
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What is the name of the bike that you can pedal while lying down?

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Why do cyclists use a lightweight bike?

Because its easier to ride on and it would take less strength to pedal. If they were doing tricks obviously they would use a light bike.

Will Eastern Stealth cranks go on a bike that has a one piece crank on it?

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Are some beach cruisers easier to pedal than others?

This is an interesting question, and the answer is yes. Some beach cruisers are much easier to pedal than others and there are a few reasons for this. The big reason has to do with the gear ratio, the configuration of the front chainwheel to the rear sprocket on the rear wheel. On the chainwheel there are teeth, which refer to the pieces that hold the chain place. Depending on how many teeth are on front Chainwheel and the Rear Sprocket will dictate on how hard or easy it is to pedal. Putting that in simpler terms it is basically dependent on the configuration the bike has. Based on that, a bike can be easier or harder to pedal, just like how on a 21 speed bike it is easier to pedal in first gear and harder to pedal in 21st gear. The first gear is for going up hills and the 21st if when a rider wants to go very fast. Even among single speed speeds there is a big difference in how hard or easy they are to pedal. I prefer my single speeds to easy to pedal. I've added a link of some very smooth pedaling cruisers.

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A single gear, usually called a single-speed is a bike where the the rear wheel will always turn the same amount for one turn of the cranks. Means that the bike will be simple and rugged, but that the only way to climb a hill will be to push harder and the only way to get more speed is to pedal faster.

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What is the metal bar that holds the pedals to the bike called?

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When was the pedal bike invented?

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