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Old 05-23-07, 02:13 PM   #1
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correct bottom bracket sizing

What's the correct bottom bracket width for this setup?

- Miyata 914 road frame ('91 or so)

- Sugino VP double crankset

I think the current BB may be too wide-- installed a new wheelset last night and the chainline seems way off.

Thanks!

Oh-- I should add that this is essentially a frame-up build, but I figured I could get away with using the previously installed BB. I'll be pulling it tonight to see what size the currently installed bb is.
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Old 05-23-07, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'm assuming the shell width is 68mm; to get the right spindle length, look up your crankset on Sheldon's site.
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The crankset determines the BB spindle length.
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What's the correct bottom bracket width for this setup?

- Miyata 914 road frame ('91 or so)

- Sugino VP double crankset

I think the current BB may be too wide-- installed a new wheelset last night and the chainline seems way off.

Thanks!

Oh-- I should add that this is essentially a frame-up build, but I figured I could get away with using the previously installed BB. I'll be pulling it tonight to see what size the currently installed bb is.
The frame will definitely use a normal 68 mm English/ISO thread BB.

Measure the chainline as illustrated at http://sheldonbrown.com/chainline on the present BB. Normally, a double should have a 43.5 mm chainline.

If it's off, you can easily calculate how much longer or shorter the next BB needs to be once you have taken appropriate measurements.

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