Originally Posted by Retem
more than likely the 118mm spindle will give you a 53mm chainline on the outer
I thought so. A look in the thread i linked to confirms that a 118mm bb does put the outer ring out too far.
It's kind of shady for the seller to be marketing them as "track cranks" and tossing around that 118mm figure. It seems calculated to attract noobs who don't know that any old road double will work just as well for fixed use; and then mislead all those noobs into getting a too-long bb, so they have a frustrating experience dealing with the chainline issues that follow with their lacking skillz. Eventually our noobs will wind up with the ring looking like ass on the inside position (unlike what is depicted in any of the pictures) and a q factor that's quite possibly too high. Or else they will have to waste $ on a bb that actually works properly with those cranks.
Last edited by mander; 12-31-06 at 05:01 PM.