Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Diego
Bikes: '84 Motobecane Jubilee Sport, ~93 Trek 800
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Bottom Bracket spindle width question
So I've got a road double on my 1999 Gunnar. Its a Shimano FC-5500. This should be inboard cartridge type bearings with a 109.5mm spindle right?
Supposedly my bike came with a 118.5mm spindle and a triple. The extra 9mm should be for the extra chain right right?
I just wondered whether the spindle width varied with anything other than the number of chainrings.
I was also thinking of converting to outboard bearing style bottom bracket and wondered if the spindle width was important in this style of BB.
Thanks in advance if you can help