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Smaller chainring on the right side of a bigger one possible?

I recently converted my bicycle from a derailleur setup to an internally geared hub. During the conversion, I also replaced the previous crankset (with three chainrings) by a crankset having a single ...
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Alfine 8 vs Alfine 11 Gates CDX chainline?

I'm considering replacing a Shimano Alfine 8 hub with a Shimano Alfine 11. The bike has a Gates CDX belt drive, and I want to retain the same belt, chainring and rear sprocket. My understanding is ...
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Is the Shimano 2303 crank arm and the 2300 crank arm the same?

I bought a Shimano 2303 crankset (52/42/34 triple) by mistake although I should have bought a 2300 crank If I remove the inner 34t, will it have the same structure as 2300 crank? By structure I mean ...
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swapping crankset and chainline compatibility

I'm looking into placing a power2max powermeter on my bike, which is full Ultegra equipped (R8000). Now, the chainline specs of the crankset from p2m are either 45mm or 46mm (depending on the brand of ...
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Is it safe to bolt my single-speed chainring to the other side of the crank?

Background: I converted a 21-speed bicycle to single-speed by removing the derailleurs and installing a single-speed freewheel and crankset. The chainline is no longer straight, and I would like to ...
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Correcting the chainline on triple crankset with chainring spacers

I have Marin Four Corners bike with 3x9 Sora crankset (most likely FC-R3030) for which chainline is not given on Shimano site, but I've read all road cranksets have 45 mm chainline. I would like to ...
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What is special about 1x11 - why not just big cassette and single front ring?

I currently ride a single speed belt Soma Wolverine with road bars, hydraulic disc brakes and I love it. Only trouble is my knees are telling me I need some lower gears especially up the hills. That's ...
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Is the use of wide fatbike tires problematic with 100mm BSA bottom brackets?

Fatbike frames typically come with 100mm or 120mm BSA BBs. Does the 120mm BB help anything, though? For example, if I have a 100mm bottom bracket and a 5" tire on a 100mm rim, and I switch to the ...
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Converting road single speed bike to 1x

I have a very nice bike that I built from a vintage new steel frame, threadless bottom bracket (because of the french thread in the frame) and 110BCD crankset. It is currently mounted as single speed, ...
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Andel crankset, BB axle length and chainline

I was planning to buy an Andel Standard Track crankset. It uses 110mm axle bottom bracket, but the stock bracket on my bike is 103mm. Will this mess up my chainline?
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BB spindle length/chainline for re-used Shimano FC-M391 chainset

I'm trying to rebuild an old Univega MTB. Primary goal is to build a good or decent bike from used parts. The crankset+bb that was on the bike when I got it was really worn out. I unscrewed it and ...
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What is required for a proper boost chainline on a 1x drivetrain - only a boost chainring or an entire crankset?

To obtain a proper chainline for a boost rear hub (~52 mm), is it enough to fit a boost (3 mm offset) chainring to a 1x crankset which is originally non-boost, or is an entire boost crankset required (...
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How much tolerance is acceptable on the chainline of a fixed gear conversion?

When converting a geared bike to fg/ss, at some point there will be adjustments to be made regarding chainline. Without getting into details about what could be made to make it better (bb axle width, ...
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Changing the rear wheel offset to allow space for freewheel

I've had some new wheels built for a steel frame with a 126mm rear dropout spacing. The rear hub takes a 7 speed screw-on freewheel. At the moment the rim sits perfectly central to the chainstays when ...
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Measuring chainline without cranks?

I just bought a 1970s Peugeot Mixte UE-18 for $10 at my local bike co-op. It's in great shape, but is missing the bottom bracket and cranks. I'd like to upgrade to a cotterless crankset. However, I ...
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Chain contact on rear triangle

Hi can anyone help with some advice. I have built up a 2007 specialized big hit 2 and fitted it with a 32t narrow wide chain ring as that is what I've been used to riding. It rides great it handles ...
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Chainline calculation

I need to replace my completely worn cheap cranks (not sure how those are called, but the chainring and right crank are one piece). The chainline of my singlespeed freewheel is approx. 43 mm. I have a ...
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chain line with narrow-wide chain ring

I'm running a 1 x 10 set up on my mountain bike. Recently I noticed that when I'm on the largest cog, there is a lot of friction in the drive train and is choppy. I think this is due to the fact that ...
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Does the BB axle (spindle) lengths 1:1 compare for square taper and octalink?

When measuring the axle length of a square taper bottom bracket, can I pick a new octalink bottom bracket with the same axle length? I can think of some offset added or removed by the difference how ...
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What can I do to stop my front dérailleur rubbing against the crank arm?

I recently changed the crankset of my Cannondale Synapse 5 from the stock FSA Gosssamer crankset to a Rotor 3D24 crankset with power2max power meter. This was a bit of an iffy modification to make - ...
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'1 1/8' vs '1/2 1/8' chain/chainring

Some 1/8 chains and chainrings are sold as "1/2 1/8" and some as "1 1/8". What is the first number describing? My understanding is that practically all modern chains have a 1/2 inch pitch.
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Will two spacers between the cassette and the hub effect the chain line?

So I have a set of custom wheels (White Industries T11 hubs) and when the cassette is correctly fastened to the hub with the single spacer provided the cassette cogs can be moved in the direction ...
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Bottom bracket length without knowing front chainline (fixed gear)

I'm wondering if I can find the right bottom bracket axle (or spindle, whatever it's called) with knowing my crank model (Gipiemme Dual Sprint, Velobase says BB should be 113mm) and rear chainline (I ...
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Chain Line - Front Coming Off

A bike I am taking back from a single speed (SS) to multi speed (like ss - bought another ss) Used 9 speed SRAM 7 that I got cheap I am just going to stay single in the front That is a Race ...
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Road wheel conversion to single speed wheel

I am looking to upgrade the stock wheels on my canondale caad10 rival. It came with a Fulcrum racing set. I was interested in converting this set of wheels for use on my single speed - a surly ...
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Obtaining the optimum chain line

Ok I have a number of variables at play here and I'm trying to obtain the best chain line possible this is on my polo bike so not super important but if there is a way I can do it I'm willing to put ...
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What went wrong with my bottom bracket spindle length calculation?

Here's the facts: My bike frame requires a 70 mm Italian threaded bottom bracket I'm going to use a Nuvinci N360 IGH which requires a chainline of 49 (± 0.5) mm. I have Andel fluted cranks, which ...
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Chainring offset - chainline - of Alfine vs. Ultegra/Dura Ace

I have a bike with Alfine 11 and belt drive. I think I could use a 175mm crank, certainly a 172.5, rather than the 170 Alfine comes in (height 6'1" frame size 60cm) and going a little lighter and ...
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English vs Italian bottom bracket - chainline considerations

I'm planning a new build and for the first time, I'm working with a frame that requires an Italian bottom bracket. My question isn't specific to the build, but a general question about chainline. ...
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What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?

I am getting a repetitive grinding sound/slight vibration while fully mashing on my Kona-humu single speed. Description of Problem This grinding is more similar to what you would hear from an un-...
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Single speed chainline

I have just finished my first fixed gear based on an old Raleigh Rapide frame. But the chain line is off and I hear a crackling/ticking noise when I pedal. The wheels are replace with a gipiemme ...
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Chainline on a trek 660 fixie conversion

I am converting an old Trek 660 frame to fixie. It takes a 68mm bottom bracket and I'm putting in an SKF bottom bracket (like this) with both a BMX profile racing 110mm 46t and redline BMX cranks ...