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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005

    Anyone tried to shorten q factor on Hollowtech II

    Wondering if anyone has pressed out the axle, shortened it and pressed it back in.

  2. #2
    Do It Yourself
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    Jan 2004
    This guy did some serious work to a set of LX:

    LX Hollowtech II under XTR weight!

    Unless you own a machine shop, it's probably not practical though. It would be easier if Shimano would just make lower Q-factor cranks.
    Long Live Long Rides

  3. #3
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    Dec 2004
    I wish shimano had two crank models, one with a 47.5 mm chainline and a normal/narrow Q-factor used for XC/All mountain use. The second would be a crank with a 50 mm chainline and a wider Q-factor so people with longer travel frames and wider chainstays would have the necessary clearance.

    Really, they need to design the Deore, LX, XT, and XTR cranks to be the first and the Hone, and Saint to be the later. Does this make senss to most people?
    There is no added value to my participation - in fact, just more confusion.

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