I'm attempting my first major bike repair job (well major in my eyes). I have a 2004 Surly CrossCheck with standard components. The BB is a Deore LX 68x113 and the crankset is Salsa 36x53 with Cyclone 110 mm BCD crankarms. The cassette is 12x25 9 speed.
The bottom bracket wore out so I figured I'd replace it and get a new crankset at the same time. I bought a 105 39x53 (170mm) crankset with a Shimano 5500 bottom bracket (68x109.5). And I have a friend with the tools. Is this setup going to work, or is there anything that I should be aware of? I'm worried about going from a compact crankset to a traditional one and my old BB was 113mm long while the new one is 109.5.
Thanks for your help in advance!