I recently installed a Raceface Evolve X-type crankset on a Schwinn Mesa with a 73mm BB shell. The installation instructions call for one 2.5mm BB spacer to be installed on the drive side and none on the non-drive side. I also installed one 1mm spacer on the spindle of the non-drive side and none on the drive side. This is all according to instructions.
The problem is that my chainline is way off even by just eyeballing it. The drive side neems to be way outboard, so much so that when in the 22,32 gear combo the chain looks like it's almost crosschained. The only way of moving the driveside inboard would be to remove the BB shell spacer from the driveside and moving it over to the non-drive side. This would of course offset the whole crankset to the left by 2.5mm.
My question really is; Has anyone done this and if so did you notice the difference with the crankset being offset? Will I be doing damage to myself by riding like this?
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