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Old 07-08-11, 01:35 PM
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GXP Bottom Bracket Spacers

The instructions for installing a Sram Force GXP bottom bracket call for an aluminum spacer on each side if you have a 68 MM shell. If i install these spacers when i install the crank it locks up when i tighten the crank arm bolt. It works fine with no play or looseness without the spacers. I've checked the instructions online & in print & both say you need the spacers with a 68 MM shell. Are the instructions wrong ? The frame is a Look 585.
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Old 07-08-11, 03:03 PM
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One assumes they made a 70mm overall width for the Italian spec,
so there is where the extra length .. comes in.

BB spacers are common, used for chain line tweaking..
you screw a freewheel on top of them too.

did you ask the dealer who sold you the stuff you have?
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They are wrong. The directions are for the MTB cranks
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Originally Posted by **********
They are wrong. The directions are for the MTB cranks
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by B100
The instructions for installing a Sram Force GXP bottom bracket call for an aluminum spacer on each side if you have a 68 MM shell. ... Are the instructions wrong ?
I just bought one of these BB's for a project. The box had two instructions sheets in it. One has a outline drawing of a road bike on the "cover". The other has a drawing of a mountain bike. Other than these drawing, there's nothing to indicate the intended application of the instructions. It's multi-lingualism taken to absurd limits.

You probably grabbed one "booklet", saw some English writing, assumed the other one had additional foreign languages on it, and went with your first choice - which in reality was the MTB version.
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Old 07-09-11, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by laura*
I just bought one of these BB's for a project. The box had two instructions sheets in it. One has a outline drawing of a road bike on the "cover". The other has a drawing of a mountain bike. Other than these drawing, there's nothing to indicate the intended application of the instructions. It's multi-lingualism taken to absurd limits.

You probably grabbed one "booklet", saw some English writing, assumed the other one had additional foreign languages on it, and went with your first choice - which in reality was the MTB version.
Yeah, thats exactly what happened, i found the instruction sheet with a faint outline of a road bike in the bottom of the box after reading you reply.
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