I'd appreciate it if you can help me with my Nishiki Prestige build. My friend gave it to me as a gift and it's got some components on it and I'd like to set it up to a full 8 speed road bike.
What's currently on there is:
Shimano Ultegra 600 8 Spd Shifters
Shimano Ultegra 600 Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 600 Front and Rear Brakes
What's on order:
Shimano WH-R500 wheels with Shimano 8-9-10 freewheel
Shimano CS-HG50 8 Speed Cassette
I'd like to know which crankset I'll need and more importantly which bottom bracket length I can use.
I tried to build it up with 10 speed parts I had lying around but the chainline seemed to be very off because of the Hollowtech II bottom bracket width. The angle was too great when the chain reached the rear 10 spd cassette. I suspected the Hollowtech II BB length was too small.
After some research here and using google, I think the original Nishiki Prestige came with a Sugino Triple crankset and that may have used a 118mm spindle length. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Thanks for the help!