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Originally Posted by fadetoblack6902
I am trying to move it from side to side to adjust chainline. It is a nonsealed 3 piece bb
Ah, okay. Well, unfortunately, there's basically only one bit of side-to-side adjustment that you can do with a standard cup-and-cone BB: you can remove the spindle and flip it around. That will typically move the chainrings 5 mm closer to the frame, and of course it will move the left crank 5 mm further away too.
If you need to adjust the chainline precisely, you'll probably have to get a new BB spindle (cheap these days, most LBSes would probably give you one for $5 or something). The other option is to get a spacer which sits in between the BB cup and the frame on the right side... but that will only allow you to move the chainrings further OUT, not further IN.