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    question about bottom bracket

    As long as the bottom bracket has the right threads, the width is depending on the crankset, not the frame, correct? I'm changing cranksets and it says to use a 118.5mm. I just want to make sure it'll work with my frame. Thanks
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    Probably, if you have the "standard" English threaded shell.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/botto...ets.html#sizes

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    The Shimano 118.5 is for a triple. I just put one on my Trek. Mine was English thread, ie. 68mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasA View Post
    As long as the bottom bracket has the right threads, the width is depending on the crankset, not the frame, correct? I'm changing cranksets and it says to use a 118.5mm. I just want to make sure it'll work with my frame. Thanks
    -Thomas
    Not completely. "English" threaded bottom brackets come in two shell widths, 68 mm (road) and 73 mm (some MTB), so the bottom bracket has to match the shell width too.

    A more correct way to state it is that the crankset defines the spindle length.

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