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Old 04-23-08, 10:55 AM   #1
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44mm chainline on Paul track hubs

Quick question, I am considering Paul track hubs with 44mm chainline. Is there another crankset (other than the Paul cranks) that has this dimension?
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Old 04-23-08, 11:00 AM   #2
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you just need the correct length bottom bracket for whatever crankset you buy. the best thing to do is get the cranks you want and take the bike into a shop that has multiple BBs to find the right one.
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You can use a 110.5mm or 111mm to get close to the chainline you need.

Paul actually recommends the 111mm Campy BB for their cranks, so they're probably using a 44mm chainline on the front as well.
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You can use a 110.5mm or 111mm to get close to the chainline you need.

Paul actually recommends the 111mm Campy BB for their cranks, so they're probably using a 44mm chainline on the front as well.
He doesn't want to use the Paul cranks. Since the standard issue track crank is a 42, you could get by putting a 1mm shim in on the drive side of the bottom bracket, assuming your using a cartridge type. This would get you within 0.04", plenty close.
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Thanks guys for the help. I have a jacked up chainline on my current bike and I'd love to get it close to perfection on the next build-up. Noisy drivetrain, FTL.
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so would 1.5mm off make your chainline loud?


i cant figure out why my bike sounds like a train
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it might, but it might just be the chain.
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My bike is off 4mm and it sounds rattly and not smooth.
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I have never in my life measured anything relating to chainline and my bikes are pretty quiet.
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chain, good call.

im gonna change that (and see)


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might be good to change your cog with it, especially if the cog you are on now has mid-range or worse wear.
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My bike is off 4mm and it sounds rattly and not smooth.
That's 0.160", fairly significant
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This would be a perfect place to throw on some Sugino RD2/Messenger cranks. Or, like has been said before, use whatever cranks you would use if the chainline were 42mm, then get a compatible BB with a spindle 4mm longer.
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