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Old 01-25-19, 01:52 PM
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Any specific reason for doing that? Preventing weathering on the exposed threads or something?

Also are you talking jigsaw or something more involved?

The bottom bracket is a 103mm sugino square taper. Seemed pretty standard.
Long as you don't plan on running bmx pegs anytime soon it looks nicer with the extra axle gone. You can use a hacksaw, make sure to leave axle nut on while cutting.
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Any specific reason for doing that? Preventing weathering on the exposed threads or something?

Also are you talking jigsaw or something more involved?

The bottom bracket is a 103mm sugino square taper. Seemed pretty standard.
Not necessary, just aesthetics. Anything that can saw through steel. even a dremel, with an appropriate cutting wheel could be used.

Pretty standard to have that lip on the drive side of a bottom bracket. It’s what allows the unit to be threaded in to the correct depth and torqued down against the bottom bracket shell.
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Ok great! Its good to hear that my issue is resolved. Thanks so much for the help everyone!

I think if its just about aesthetics, Ill wait to trim the axle until I get a new frame. Like I said, Im currently riding a fuji track frame that I've had for a few years. I've swapped out so many things by now though that the frame is about all that's left of the original bike. Now I'm in the market for a new frame to match the quality of some of the other components (I'm leaning towards a wabi special but that's for a different thread). I'm not 100% sure yet that I won't go for some sort of vintage road find though. So I think Ill just leave the axle alone for now, just in case.

I don't really mind the look of them anyway. You guys can feel free to dock my fixie points accordingly
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Old 01-26-19, 08:40 AM
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Ok great! Its good to hear that my issue is resolved. Thanks so much for the help everyone!

I think if its just about aesthetics, Ill wait to trim the axle until I get a new frame. Like I said, Im currently riding a fuji track frame that I've had for a few years. I've swapped out so many things by now though that the frame is about all that's left of the original bike. Now I'm in the market for a new frame to match the quality of some of the other components (I'm leaning towards a wabi special but that's for a different thread). I'm not 100% sure yet that I won't go for some sort of vintage road find though. So I think Ill just leave the axle alone for now, just in case.

I don't really mind the look of them anyway. You guys can feel free to dock my fixie points accordingly
i ride a ss, so I’ve never had any fixie points. If you go for a vintage road frame, it will most likely have 126mm spacing. Unless ‘vintage’ to you is late 80s/early 90s, which will most likely be 130mm. Using a 120mm track hub, you can ‘pinch’ in the dropout spacing down to 120 simply by hand tightening the nuts, because it’s only 3mm per side. You shouldn’t need any more axle than what’s necessary for 120mm spacing. I can see though why you’d maybe want to respace the hub out to 126mm if that’s the case, since your hub has that capability, but I would argue it’s unneccessary. Either way, it’s just a friendly FYI. it’s your gear, so you do you. Cheers.
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Good point. To be honest with you, I recently built these wheels and I'm just having fun trying to get everything perfect. With my last wheelset, I had the same minor chainline issue but the bike still ran perfectly fine. I think now I just care more because the parts are nicer and I have more time invested in the build.
I don't worry about chainline unless it is causing issues. Granted all my frames have been dedicated single speed/fixed gear frames with the proper hubs so maybe that could be the reason but one shouldn't have major problems unless say the BB is off or maybe the wheel is dished incorrectly?
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I don't worry about chainline unless it is causing issues.
Would you say I look ok now based on the updated photos I posted?
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Would you say I look ok now based on the updated photos I posted?
Looks good
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Would you say I look ok now based on the updated photos I posted?
Looks a whole heck of a heap better than before. Everything should be fine.
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Looks a whole heck of a heap better than before. Everything should be fine.
Awesome. Thanks for the help!
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Awesome. Thanks for the help!
No worries happy to help!
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