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I did end up completing this project. I talked to several people, just calling up bike shops that sold or specialized in belt drive bikes and asking for opinions. I spoke with someone—I think it was a fellow at Ben's Cycle/Milwaukee Bicycle Co.—who had lots of experience fitting belt drives to frames. He had even worked with Gates on building several belt ...


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Non-cycling-specific pin spanners do indeed tend to have fatter pins, but in the cycling section you should find something. Park Tools SPA-2, for example, has pins just over 2mm diameter (so you should check), and the spacing is adjustable over a small range about what you need because its a little springy. I bought mine for working on a 90s Raleigh; they're ...


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No, you cannot, they are fundamentally different. Octalink uses a 3-piece crankset and Hollowtech 2 uses a 2-pice crankset. The 3-piece means that the spindle is integrated in the Octalink BB. The 2-piece means that the spindle is integrated with the right crank and inserted through the hollow BB. The BB is usually much cheaper than the crank so it is normal ...


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