Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
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Originally Posted by matheprat
Ok, could someone please let me know the shell width? The crankset I am using is a Shimano STX triple, I think the BB I have in there is 108 mm wide, and is slightly too narrow. I would like to find out what other people are using before buying one.
Oftentimes one measurement is worth a thousand guesses. If you're planning to do very much of this kind of work, you need to buy a ruler calibrated in millimeters.
1. Measure the width of your frame's bottom bracket shell. It's probably 73mm.
2. Measure the distance between your frame's rear dropouts. It's probably 135mm.
3. If you look up the recommended spindle length for your crank, it will probably say 110/113mm.
If all of my GUESSES are right you will need a 73 X 113 bottom bracket.
Last edited by Retro Grouch; 07-04-05 at 03:12 PM.