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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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    Senior Member Capecodder's Avatar
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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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