I just transferred my SLX cranks to a new frame with a CK BB. Frame's BB shell is 73mm and there is one 2.5mm spacer on the drive side and none on the other side. I roughly measured the chainline ( I don't have a very accurate means of finding the actual center of the frame) and it was about 50mm +/- a couple mm. Frame specs say 50mm. I also checked the range of the front derailleur sans chain and it looks spot on.
I was wondering if it was ok for the crank's spindle to not fully mate with the outer 2.5 or so millimeters of the crank arm splines. I did not have problems pressing the crank arms together. I also noticed the same gap during a test fit before I installed the BB. I did notice that the CK BB is almost a couple millimeters longer than the stock SLX BB which I did not install due to an unusually tight fit with the crank spindle.
Thanks in advance!
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