Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
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Originally Posted by austingoodson
I have a 1978 Raleigh Rampar R-1 and took on the challenge of converting it into a fixed gear. This is my first build and everything has been easy so far, until now....bottom brackets and crankset/cog alignment. I have to replace my bottom bracket to fit my new Eighthinch Crankset because the spindle was "cottered."
I have tried everything, including ordering another cotterless axle from Europe but nothing seems to work...the new spindle is too long for smooth chain alignment. So I figured the best bet is to replace the old bottom bracket with a completely new one...I'm pretty sure the BB is 68mm but I have no clue how wide the new BB needs to be...in order to save room for the lockring to screw on. If anyone can help, I would be VERY HAPPY!! Thanks!
This is my bike model:
My wife had a Rampar R-1, bought new and ridden many many miles.
The stock crankset was 3-piece square taper, not cottered.
The bottom bracket should be 68mm. You need a 68mm BB but am not sure how long a spindle/axle you need for good chainline with a SS. Sounds like it needs to be shorter than what you bought, but how much?
RANS V3 - Ti, RANS V-Rex - cromo, RANS Screamer - cromo