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Strange noise from smallest cog

I'm pretty certain you shouldn't adjust the BB. It's much more likely that the little cog was slightly worn to the old chain, and the new chain isn't running nicely on it. The noise is ...
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Help choosing right chainset / crankset - commuter looking for a faster top speed

With many, but far from all, cranksets you change change individual chainrings, keeping your triple. Fitting a bigger one to replace the 48, the front derailleur will have to move up a little. So to ...
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Help choosing right chainset / crankset - commuter looking for a faster top speed

There is quite alot to unpack here. Single chainring (The cog at the front), (Often called 1x, meaning "1 times" rear cogs vs 2x or 3x) has been around for a long time in the MTB world and ...
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How to adapt a 130 BCD Crankset to 110BCD for fitting a power meter?

You could also buy a used hub-based Powertap power meter. You can probably get one fairly inexpensively if you're patient. Add an actual cadence sensor. Powertap hubs do report cadence. And the ...
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How to adapt a 130 BCD Crankset to 110BCD for fitting a power meter?

Yes, you are basically forced to change your shifters and crankset. If you need that triple, then if you change the crankset to a modern compact double, you may not have enough range in the rear. I ...
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Will frame that hosts Tiagra R4700 crankset be compatible with GRX FC RX-600?

Most of the time, you can put any crankset in a frame provided that you are putting road or gravel cranks in a road frame, and MTB cranksets in MTB frames. First, you look for a BB that a) matches ...
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Left side crank arm stuck to spindle due to stripped threads, how to remove bottom bracket

As @ChrisH points out, destructive removal methods can be effective if you don't care about the parts in question. An alternative is to use jacobs wedges to pry off the crank arm. Choose a set that ...
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Left side crank arm stuck to spindle due to stripped threads, how to remove bottom bracket

I've removed a couple of crank arms with stripped threads. It's a bit tedious but doable on aluminium. I just drilled repeatedly and hacksawed/filed away material until I had a slot into which I could ...
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Is a Shimano GRX FC-RX600 crankset compatible with Shimano Claris groupset?

Especially if you're inexperienced, i'd suggest to keep working within the range of the official compatibility chart of Shimano: For Road/Gravel Groupset use these diagrams: https://productinfo....
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Is a Shimano GRX FC-RX600 crankset compatible with Shimano Claris groupset?

Yes, the chainset can work. The chainline is outboard by 2.5mm but if your derailleur struggles to shift to the outer ring on max. adjustment, thanks to the design of the spider, you can use 2mm shims/...
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Is a Shimano GRX FC-RX600 crankset compatible with Shimano Claris groupset?

No, the crankset is completely incompatible. The chainline is different together with the number of speeds being also too different, albeit by itself probably somehow workable. That has nothing to do ...
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Hollowtech BB, horizontal play

Well - thanks to the two excellent answers, I've fixed my problems. Play was reduced to almost nothing by adding a 1.2mm thick spacer with an OD of 35mm and an ID of 24.5mm You can see it here in ...
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Hollowtech BB, horizontal play

Further to other answer, Road triple shimano has (should have) a plastic spacer on drive side (i don't have one here to measure), i think it's 3 to 5mm thick, and further, has a non drive side spacer ...
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Hollowtech BB, horizontal play

For Shimano FC-6603 crankset 3mm spacer (CR6774) required on non drive side marked as "10" in shimano documentation.
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