Re: Using spacers between BB and crankset on GXP
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Not many cranks manage to hammer Shimano cranks on this point. Do you have zero washers and/ or spacers at the axle?sfo423 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:48 amThanks. At ~45 nm it’s not as free spinning at my dura ace. A bit taught. I assume some riding will free it up a bit.
TobinHatesYou wrote: ↑Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:11 amsfo423 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:01 amJust looking up similar issue. I have a new F10 with a GXP bb installed and using Red 22 GXP cranks. It does not come with any washers or shims so I assume this is a simple bolt up? Slide nds arm on > give a couple taps with a mallot > torque bolt to spec.
Is that it?
You don't even need a mallet. Torquing the bolt down will apply more than enough forced to mesh the NDS crank onto the spindle. And yes, no shims or wave washers are needed. The crankset clamps around the cartridge bearing's inner race, which is fixed in place in the NDS threaded BB cup, which in turn is fixed in place in the bicycle frame's BB shell.
On my bike i use BB386 Red crank on a BB386 frame.
3.2mm spacer + 2* 0.5m washers NDS.
2.5mm spacer + 2*0.5mm washers DS.