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Presuming a replacement is necessary, and not a new build, can you remove the cranks and measure the the spindle length? You can do it with the BB still installed if the caliper arms are 'deep' enough. While you are in there with calipers, its probably worth getting the BB Shell diameter and width too. Another variation is the thread's hand orientation ...


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There are two measurements, given as pitch x width. The pitch is the distance between rollers and width is the width that the sprockets have to fit through. The pitch is generally 1/2" on modern chains, but some old bicycles (esp. old track bicycles) use 1" pitch chains (skip link or block chains). The width changes depending on number of speeds (so you'll ...


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Ok so I figured this out. I tracked down a 0.5mm spacer and when I went to switch out one of the spacers I realised they were almost the same size. The White Industries spacer are just over 0.5mm. When I lined them up next to a Shimano 1mm spacer they were slightly taller. Replaced the two White industries with one Shimano spacer re indexed, chain rub is ...


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You're thinking about this from the wrong side of the cassette. All cassettes end at roughly the same point or the lockring wouldn't engage correctly. The spacers are to make sure there is significant compression, but because the cassette is still in the same spot relative to the drive side of the wheel the chainline shouldn't change. That said you might ...



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