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Old 12-11-10, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question about crankset and bottom bracket

I bent one of the chain rings on my mountain bike, and they are held in by rivets so I have to replace the whole crankset. My question is, right now I have a suntour crankset on my bike and am going to replace it with a shimano crankset will the bottom bracket I be compatible or will I have to buy a shimano one? I don't know the brand of the bottom bracket I have now. Both of the cranksets have the square taper. Thanks for the help
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You need to know the spindle length in order to keep the correct chainline. Measure the spindle length and get a compatible crank, most cranks will state recommended spindle length, and you may need to replace the BB.
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