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Old 04-20-05, 03:58 PM   #1
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I want to use this bb...

Race Face Taperlock bottom bracket, and I have some dotek made BMX cranks. The bb spindle is 110mm and it's adjustable. Think it'd work? Does anyone have any experience with the Race Face Taperlock BB?
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Probably, I have one on a bike and it works fine. Did you have another BB in there, what did it measure?
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Old 04-20-05, 06:13 PM   #3
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Probably, I have one on a bike and it works fine. Did you have another BB in there, what did it measure?

There's a bb in the frame now but it was for a mountain triple....
This is for my GT Backwoods mtb frame.
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It should be narrow enough, and the taper should work with your cranks. Mine is in a single speed frame, but even in a geared frame I would think you will have no trouble. you are probably going to have to shift the hub a bunch to get the chain line right any way. i did an old Bianchi for a guy and even with the chain ring right up to the stay, I had to shift the hub(This was not a single specific hub, just an old freewheel wheel) over something like 30mm
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It should be narrow enough, and the taper should work with your cranks. Mine is in a single speed frame, but even in a geared frame I would think you will have no trouble. you are probably going to have to shift the hub a bunch to get the chain line right any way. i did an old Bianchi for a guy and even with the chain ring right up to the stay, I had to shift the hub(This was not a single specific hub, just an old freewheel wheel) over something like 30mm

I picked up a Van Dessel flipflop hup, 135mm spacing. Should be ok, right?
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Unless it is a really old backwoods, it will go right in(And if not spring the frame a bit) and the threading will already be in the right spot.
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does 1999 qualify as "really" old?
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I think those are 135. Really old would be seven speed, probably early nineties.
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Oh yeah, I should be fine then. Thanks Rev. You da man.
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