"Smell my tailpipe"?! You've got a unique way of making friends! By the way, Levy1, I got desperate and made my own "poor-man's" shorter kickstarter: I just heated it up at the big bend and gently bent the footrest 90 degrees down. Sounds weird, but it is @ 1 1/2 inches shorter AND gives my foot a larger kicking area (I initially intended to cut the downturned footrest part off, but I like it!) Wouldn't be necessary if I had better/more flexible hip joints, but it does work!