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Old October 9th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Adjusting Chain-line on press-in bottom bracket

I haven't taken it apart yet, but would be very appreciative of any advice.

As I recall, the spindle has some collars on it. Are the collars what keeps the spindle in alignment? If the collars are loosened, will the spindle adjust side to side?

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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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Yep, the locking collars hold the spindle in place.

Loosen both collars, gently give a tap on one side of the spindle/crank to position, then pressure the collars towards the center of the bb and tighten down.

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Old October 10th, 2007, 1:03 PM   #3
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Yep, the locking collars hold the spindle in place.

Loosen both collars, gently give a tap on one side of the spindle/crank to position, then pressure the collars towards the center of the bb and tighten down.

cheers,

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Thank you again for knowing all this stuff.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 2:14 PM   #4
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Yep, the locking collars hold the spindle in place.

Loosen both collars, gently give a tap on one side of the spindle/crank to position, then pressure the collars towards the center of the bb and tighten down.

cheers,

rody
Thanks for the info Rody! I'll be taking those measurements this weekend of my 85 Drop BarFat.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 8:26 AM   #5
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... those are Imperial/SAE allen bolts on there - not Metric!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #6
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... those are Imperial/SAE allen bolts on there - not Metric!
Good info! I have both, fortunately.
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