I have an Italian frame (presumably a Moser) which I chose to repurpose as a single-speed/fixie with parts from another Single-speed/fixie of mine, with the exception of the bottom bracket and crankset, due to the size difference.
I chose to go with a tapered / squared JIS axle, but the spindle length in relation to both the crankset and the chain line is still making me confused, being the first time I have to buy these parts, therefore:
- what should I take in consideration when looking to pair an Italian BB with a crankset?
- is my current chain line measurement (on the older bike) of any use when looking for these parts, since those same wheels on the old bike will be used on this Italian frame? (taking in consideration the wheel's axle length and how much the cassette can be moved using spacers)
- is it better to buy a BB with a spindle length longer than the one recommended by the crankset manufacturer or shorter?