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    Bottom Bracket Spacers

    Do any of you use these? They come in all kinds of widths and work miracles
    in achieving a perfect chainline for those of us who don't have Phil BBs
    with the adjustable spindle.
    Just installed one yesterday. My chainline is now only 0.04mm off, which I consider
    perfect, except when viewed on paper.

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    bump.

    what the hell are these?

    what kind of bbs do they work with?

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    yes, what the hell?
    Last edited by adamkell; 12-09-04 at 01:20 PM.

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    What are they? How do they work? Where do you get them?
    T. Thors.

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    WTF? Your chainline is .04mm off? Do you know how little that is? That is almost the thickness of an aluminum beer (or pop) can. .04mm of vairation can be from your chain. Don't worry about it. It won't make a difference. also making a .04mm bb spacer would be hard.

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    No, the chainline was off before but now the BB's been spaced over so it's only off by 0.04mm. That's the NEW deviation.

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    yeah but... what ARE bb spacers seems to be the main question here.
    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    yeah but... what ARE bb spacers seems to be the main question here.
    anyone?
    it's a spacer that goes between face of bb shell and locking cup.

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    Iguana Subsystem dolface's Avatar
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    sorry, i guess i wasn't clear.
    what i meant was; what are they made out of, and where does one get them?

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    Do the spacers make pedaling awkward? If one leg is a few millimeters out because of the spacer, that would be weird.

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    Hmm... what and where.. Why look, the Google knows! http://www.google.com/search?q=BB+spacers

    little5guy, do you really place your foot on your pedals to a precision of a few mm's?

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    google? are they the ones with the email?

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    ok, i deserved that.
    thanks bostontrevor

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