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83mm crankset on 73mm/68mm bb?

Old 10-07-13, 09:43 AM
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83mm crankset on 73mm/68mm bb?

I know this has been asked quite a lot, but what do you think? Will it disrupt the chainline too much if I get an adapter? I snagged a brand new pair of funn hookah dh cranks off ebay for 25 which is why I'm asking! Thanks
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Won't work. Can space it out to work, but it will really really really screw up the chainline.
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83mm bb shell? Is there even such a thing? I have never heard of it.
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Originally Posted by bobotech View Post
83mm bb shell? Is there even such a thing? I have never heard of it.
There is. Most commonly found on DH mtb's.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
There is. Most commonly found on DH mtb's.
Ahhh, that explains it. We (at bike co-op I work at) rarely ever see any downhill mountain bikes. The majority of the bikes we see are nineties mountain bikes, walmart garbage and a lot of seventies era bikes.
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This http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product...sion-kits.html is what you need.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Won't work. Can space it out to work, but it will really really really screw up the chainline.
You know I think you're right man, that's exactly what I was thinking, thanks for your advice

Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Thanks for your reply but will this still screw up the chainline? I'm assuming it simply adds spacers as it would be next to impossible to shorten the axle width.
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
In practice I try to avoid adapters when possible.
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Originally Posted by Wheels Of Steel View Post
In practice I try to avoid adapters when possible.
Unfortunately in this case, this appears to be the only option, unless anyone else can suggest anything? (other than getting a frame with a 83mm BB shell)
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