I saw this kickstand on eBay:

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It mounts on the bottom bracket. When installing this, should a spacer also be installed on the other side of the bottom bracket?

Right now, my crankset is a Shimano 105 FC-5700 with the inner chainring removed and my cassette is a 10-speed 105 11-28T. I was just wondering if a spacer would be added to the drive side, would that affect the chainline much?

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These are intended to clamp around the cup itself.

Spindles have essentially zero spline engagement to lose. You can't really put spacers under road outboard BB cups.

  • Oh, you mean they go wrap around the cup of the bb (like a shim for tubes) and not behind/under it?
    – dork
    Apr 24, 2017 at 5:31
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    Yep, they clamp around the cup. Apr 24, 2017 at 5:59

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