2007 Specialized Enduro Elite
2x9 (w/ Bashguard) TruvAtiv Stylo Crank
SRAM GXP BB (2007?)
This whole scenario started with me trying to remove my Blackspire chain guide. In order to do this I had to remove my crank, which I have personally never done before. First I removed the left crank arm and chain. Then I tried to slide the right drive side crank out of the BB. It was stuck. I tapped slightly with a rubber mallet and got the splines flush with the left side of my BB. The Crank was stuck again. I could not tap it out. I removed the left BB shell (still could not remove crank). I removed the driveside BB shell and took it off with the crank.
This is when I noticed my BB plastic housing was cracked. There seems to be some type of metal coupling/spacer holding the driveside of the BB to the spindle.
I then went to my LBS. They have not seen this metal coupling/spacer before. We called Specialized... they do not know what the coupling/spacer is. We tried calling SRAM, but they were closed for the day.
In order to remove this coupling/spacer we clamped it in a vice and hammered off the spindle with a rubber mallet (The coupling had to come off to remove the broken BB).
My question is what is this coupling/spacer? Have any of you seen this before? Why is it there? Can I get a new one ordered from somewhere?
Here are some pictures.
The coupling/spacer is set on the crank, it was set further in, totally covering the splines
(**PHOTO EDIT: Below is correct orientation. "Spacer" Lip is toward the inside as pictured below)
Thanks for your help, and sorry for the long description.
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