Last edited by SquidPuppet; 04-17-14 at 03:01 PM.
Amazon.com: Sunlite Square - Comp Cartridge Bottom Bracket - 68mm, ENG, Square Taper, 103mm, Steel: Sports & Outdoors Remarkably solid and buttery smooth, and freakishly inexpensive for the quality. You'll also end up with just about the narrowest possible Q factor too. Triple win. Post pics when done.
New crank installed.photo (21).jpg
Yes chain line is off. I'll look at one of those 103mm, bottom brackets. thanks for the info
Update: New bottom bracket installed, chain line fixed.
Last edited by pathdoc; 04-21-14 at 04:35 PM.
Centurion: Townie Edition.
He is running a Shimano CB-E110 coaster Brake that has a 42mm chainline.
Running a 107mm BB with that crank will result (theoretically) in a 43.25mm chainline. Off by 1.25mm. Unfixable with spacers.
Running a 103mm BB with that crank will result in a 41.25mm chainline. Off by 0.75mm. Fixable with spacers.
I run a Shimano CB-E110 and use a 103mm BB with that crank and it fits flawlessly. The tolerance between the crank and shell is awesomely precise and looks like they were engineered for each other.
You don't have enough room to move your crank in 2mms closer to the shell?
Named after cycling legend Felice Gimondi, this retro styled crankset is designed with state of the art technology to perform at the highest level and still maintain a classic look. Forged and machined aluminium 6061 crankset. 100% CNC chainring of AL7075, Torx T-30 chainring bolts of aluminium 7075. Q-Factor: 149 mm, chainline 45 mm. Recommend bottom bracket axle length: 110.5 mm. Also compatible with 3/32" or 1/8" chains.
Last edited by SquidPuppet; 04-24-14 at 01:46 PM.
theyre cranked down pretty hard and its the second time theyve been put on, theyre mad close to the shell. maybe with new ones not over-tightened theyd fit fine on a 103. i was confused about the chainline but that hub explains it, i have the same one, but im not using it right now. and i forgot that it was for a 45 chainline.
anyway, that chain gaurd is tooo cool.
It's pretty sick looking.
daaang. thats tight. mines super close and you can see a little spindle and i thought it was pretty cool, but thats on some next level closeness hahah
still technically a picture of my townie but very up close not trying to derail
but heres mine. its like 42-43 right meow.
Here is my old Townie that I parted ways with about 4 years ago. I called it the "Gentlemen Hipster".
Thinking of building a new Townie and have a few questions for the hive mind that I posted in this thread:
Building a SS Townie (What to look for in a frame)
Any help is appreciated.
Goodness Of Fit
The front is an OYB. I still have it and may put it on the new ride. The back bag is a Tom Bihn Ristretto bag that had a map pocket that slid perfectly over the seat post rack, and waist straps that I used to lack it in place around the frame.
Scrodzilla is right, i got this basket for 18 dollars i think. the basket is nothing to complain about its not particularly perfect, nor is it horrible.
That's a pretty good deal. I'll have to order one next week if I pick up a second bike I'm looking at.
I need a beer bike.
thats a ****** awesome bike
ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.
Love that Lotus!
Are those Fat Franks?