Well... My cranks finally arrived, and I picked up all the small BB bits I didn't have (including the sisl crankarm bolts, Starnut!)
So, I have the SI version, silver with black spider and black SISL bolts and bearing shields for my BBQ black CAAD9, (with silver ilinks, of course.)
Just like yours, Starnut (but in a BB30 frame
The install started fine, although the spindle did take some good hard taps to get it in. Go to install arms, decide to use one shim to start... Hardly get any torque on the bolt and the wave washer has flattened out. Try again with no shims.. Same story. Something is wrong.
I disassemble and measure everything. Could the bearings be pressed incompletely? Nope 65.25mm wide outside to outside. (.75mm wider than the standard calls for, but maybe within tolerance. I don't know. My bearing shields are slightly outside the BB shell, so maybe this is a problem.). I measure the spindle... Wait a minute. The Cannondale pdfs for the SI (2005) say it should be a 106mm spindle, but mine measures 103. Ahh man.
Seems like I got an unidentified spindle. And my cranks will not work without purchasing a new spindle. I've actually never had an e-bay situation like this arrise. The description claimed new and unused..SI The rings definitely fit this.. crank arms, probably. The spindle, however, has been used (or installed long enough) to mark the bearing surfaces significantly. Also, the chain rings that came with it are the no-nuts MKV, which I believe is a hollogram SISL setup? Can anyone tell me where a 103mm spindle comes from? The MKV no-nut rings? Definitively what year(s) are the SI silver hollowgrams?
Alternatively, I like the idea of a really tight q-factor, is there a slimmer bearing shield solution than the 2mm shields I have now?
Thanks in advance for any ideas!