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    Scalpel bottom bracket question.

    I've just installed the bottom bracket and hollowgram sl 104bcd triple crank on a 2010 Scalpel team frame. My question is has anyone used a shorter than 132mm spindle? Looks like there is room to tighten up the chainline and Q factor. I've seen a few 128mm spindles for sale. Thanks for any input.

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    I use a 128mm... not with the 4 bolt triple spider though but, basically, the chainline would be reduced by 2mm, if you have more than 2mm to spare (you still want a bit of clearance in case you have chainring flex, for mud and just to be safe), I think it's a good idea as most cranksets put the rings way too far outboard. I also think having your feet closer together is a good idea for most non-cowboys.

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    Thanks for the info. Dan.

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    Thanks for this info. I'm thinking I should pull my Hollowgram of my '09 Scalpel, put it on my Flash 29'er, and go XX 2X10 on the old bike. Anyone know the narrowest SRAM crank that'll work on the Scalpel, 156mm?

    And where do those 128mm Hollowgram Spindles come from...where can you purchase them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty W.
    I've just installed the bottom bracket and hollowgram sl 104bcd triple crank on a 2010 Scalpel team frame. My question is has anyone used a shorter than 132mm spindle? Looks like there is room to tighten up the chainline and Q factor. I've seen a few 128mm spindles for sale. Thanks for any input.
    Where can get the 128mm spindle? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YB1
    Thanks for this info. I'm thinking I should pull my Hollowgram of my '09 Scalpel, put it on my Flash 29'er, and go XX 2X10 on the old bike. Anyone know the narrowest SRAM crank that'll work on the Scalpel, 156mm?

    And where do those 128mm Hollowgram Spindles come from...where can you purchase them?

    156 works just fine. Installed mine last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scalpel226
    Where can get the 128mm spindle? Thanks!
    Cannondale stopped making the 128 a few years ago so the used market (ebay) is your best bet.

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    i have two 128 mm on my spares , need one ?

    i have a 122,5 spindle installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    i have two 128 mm on my spares , need one ?

    i have a 122,5 spindle installed

    I might. I think I need to get my Flash before I buy anything more for it.
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    YB1...Neither the 122 nor the 128mm Hollowgram spindle will fit the Flash Carbon as the BB is 73mm, not 68mm. If you're talking about the aluminum Flash, then you can use either of them as a 2 chainring system.

    Also, even though the Scalpel 100 does have a 68mm BB shell, the 122mm spindle will not work. The newer design Scalpel's chainstays are wider and the rings will hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    i have two 128 mm on my spares , need one ?

    i have a 122,5 spindle installed
    I am interested in it, check PM!

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    Let me use this thread for my issue to please ...

    I have a Scalpel 1 2010 and i want to upgrade to a triple SL Si Crankset - which spindle do you think i will need ? crank is already ordered but i forgot to order the spindle ...

    thanks for your help ...

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    Has finally got his Si Sl crank with green bolts ;-)

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    Choose one of these to go with your new 3x9 cranks. The spider was designed around the132mm spindle and will ensure that you get the right chainline and good shifting.

    QC851/ KIT,BB,CDALE SI,68/73X132
    KA021/ KIT,BB,CDALE SI,68/73X132 CERAMIC

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    Thx !
    Has finally got his Si Sl crank with green bolts ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md
    YB1...Neither the 122 nor the 128mm Hollowgram spindle will fit the Flash Carbon as the BB is 73mm, not 68mm. If you're talking about the aluminum Flash, then you can use either of them as a 2 chainring system.

    Also, even though the Scalpel 100 does have a 68mm BB shell, the 122mm spindle will not work. The newer design Scalpel's chainstays are wider and the rings will hit.

    It's a bearing location thing that prevents it? Or crankarm clearance?
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