My cranks are hardly on the spindle

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8/20/2013 2:03 PM

I bought a new bottom bracket and the dust cover are fairly bigger than my stock covers, and now my cranks don't go on my spindle all the way. They maybe go half way on the spindle, maybe less, but I can still tighten them down.
Is it bad to ride em like that?

I'm planning on buying new cranks or getting new cranks for Xmas because mine are shitty anyways, the spindles that come with aftermarket cranks are probably longer huh?

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8/20/2013 2:33 PM

what new bb did you get

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8/20/2013 2:39 PM

TheMotherShip wrote:

what new bb did you get

Demolition

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8/20/2013 2:47 PM

how big are the dust caps got any pics

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8/20/2013 2:47 PM

nah as long as once you tighnen it down and it dosent shake its fine you should how little my compresssion bolt whent in

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8/20/2013 2:49 PM

i would take a couple spacers out to bring it in more, but you could actually run it like that

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8/20/2013 2:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2013 2:54 PM

jj0996 wrote:

i would take a couple spacers out to bring it in more, but you could actually run it like that

thats what i was thinking about suggesting after seeing his bike check

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8/20/2013 2:58 PM

why don't you just use the old BB covers? I would NOT ride them if there "maybe less" than half. Christmas is a long ways away.

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8/20/2013 3:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2013 3:03 PM

jj0996 wrote:

i would take a couple spacers out to bring it in more, but you could actually run it like that

TheMotherShip wrote:

thats what i was thinking about suggesting after seeing his bike check

Yeah I've got one spacer on each side

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8/20/2013 3:23 PM

jj0996 wrote:

i would take a couple spacers out to bring it in more, but you could actually run it like that

TheMotherShip wrote:

thats what i was thinking about suggesting after seeing his bike check

LDewey wrote:

Yeah I've got one spacer on each side

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take both of the extra spacers out.

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8/20/2013 3:32 PM

If you can, take the inner bearing cover out if that helps. Odyssey BB's don't come with a inner bearing cover.

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8/20/2013 3:32 PM

take off your left cranks and take a picture

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8/20/2013 3:33 PM

or just the compression bolt

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8/20/2013 4:25 PM

skubasteve wrote:

why don't you just use the old BB covers? I would NOT ride them if there "maybe less" than half. Christmas is a long ways away.

id say this. if removing spacers doesnt help.

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8/20/2013 6:07 PM

Remove some spacers. Or put the old ones back in.

Make sure you have some spindle in the crank arms. I aim for 3/4s through.

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8/20/2013 6:44 PM

Take the washer out in that picture.

I've run the sprocket up against the bb (with no cone spacer) with just a small washer between. This will give you more spindle and you can the use the small come spacer instead of the large one on your non drive side.

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8/20/2013 7:36 PM

check the other arm and see if you can sacrifice moving some of the spindle from that side over to allow more spindle to go into the left arm

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8/20/2013 8:41 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

check the other arm and see if you can sacrifice moving some of the spindle from that side over to allow more spindle to go into the left arm

This. I've always treated my three-piece cranks as if they were two-piece. Just have the drive side crank fully tightened down onto the spindle and take your non-drive side off only if you wanna remove your sprocket or whatever. Makes it way more easier in my opinion. Though I got a spline drive sprocket so this may not really apply to me anymore since I can't slide the sprocket pass the splines across the spindle.

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