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    shimano deore q factor

    hello everyone. i'm new to this forum and need a little help
    i'm building a bike out of bamboo and need to know the q factor of the shimano deore crankset so as to overcome any possible overlap with the chainstays.
    does anybody know the exact q factor of this crankset. i refering to the shimano deore m532 model name.
    if someone has this crankset and would be willing to measure it (carefully and accurately please) it would be much appreciated.
    thank you

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    Q doesn't have much to do with clearance. Q is simply the distance between the pedals. The distance may not be (and often isn't) symmetrical.

    Since you (apparently) have the crankset, just measure the distance from the centerline of the BB to the innermost part of the pedal on each side. The drive side will be most likely to hit a chainstay.
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    well dmr

    if i had the crankset i wouldn't post the thread now would I?

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