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Old 06-16-08, 11:01 AM   #1
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Problem installing a GXP crankset

Background: I had some difficulty removing a GXP crankset when the crank spindle caught on the NDS cups. I finessed it out with a rubber mallet in the end.

Now, as I try to install this same crankset on another bike, I am having trouble again. The cups are installed but when I slide the spindle through the BB shell, the beveled end of the spindle seems to be catching on the NDS BB cup's bearing race. I tried the rubber mallet but I didn't want to force it and potentially break something.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a course of action?

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Old 06-16-08, 12:24 PM   #2
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Did you try fitting the bits together before installing it? No, of course not.

Try whacking it harder. What's the worst that can happen, dislodging the cup? I mean, you've already been through this once, right?

Or remove it and see what the problem is before having to apply hammer.
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