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 Post subject: inner ring clearance
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:03 pm 
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I'd really like a bit more clearance on the inner ring on my bike. I took the cranks off today to clean and, although I check frequently, the inner ring has definitely rubbed up against the frame at some point.

Can you buy spacers?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:32 pm 
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You could buy a spacer for the bb to shift it over a couple of mm


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Do they sit inside the cups? Sounds like what I need.


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Take out fixed cup, put over spacer and screw fixed cup back in again, ...........the free cup will then screw in the corresponding extra so there's not a lot to play with. !!

We used to use very thin spacers if the fixed cup had a habit of coming loose :)

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Ah I see. Well any gain would be handy.


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Of course ideally you'd just fit a slightly longer bb.


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I'd be open to that. There's a chorus one on there at the moment. To e honest it didn't occur to me that they would be available in different lengths.


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Oh right! Well that's the best method to solve your problem. What crankset have you got fitted?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Athena, I tried a pair of chorus (I think) cranks today and they were even worse. Ill have to check what length I've got. Might as well do it properly.

Thanks for taking the time. You dont think about these things until you run into a problem.


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Is it a sealed unit or adjustable cups?


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