(3) 1970's Raleigh Sports, (1) 1968 Robin Hood 3 speed, 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1976 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1969 Peugeot UO-18, 1971 Peugeot UO-08, 1980 Giant road bike, 1954 Humber, 1940ish Hercules Popular, 1963 Dunelt, 2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
Bottom Bracket Question
I'm rebuilding an 80's Giant 12 speed road bike and plan on replacing the stock components with Shimano 600 EX Abaresque pieces I have acquired over the past year. The BB spindle I removed from the bike is 113MM in length. The several "Abaresque" BB spindles that I've seen on various web sites, including e-Bay, have all been 116MM in length.
My question is, will my 113MM spindle work with the Abaresque cranks or will I need to find a spindle that is 116MM long?
My first guess is that you'll need to find a longer spindle. Different cranksets fit square taper bbs differently. Here's a database of the proper spindle lenghts for different cranksets, if you can find your model number: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html
p.s. 116mm is uncommon for newer cartridge bbs in my experience, like shimano un-54, which would be a good choice for you. Their 115 should work fine if in fact 116 is the ideal spindle length for your cranks