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    Any particular reason for 73mm bb shell?

    Hello mavericks.

    I was wondering whether there's any particular reason for Maverick bikes (Durance 07) to use 73mm bb shells.
    I've just shaved 2.5mm from the drive side, so my bottom bracket now "thinks" that it's 73mm (inc. mech adapter) instead of 73 E. I'm about to remove the same amount from the left, so it would give me 68 E sizing. Just wondering if it could cause any problems with cranks, heels or fr mech adapter clearance...
    Why am I doing it? I'm putting Middleburn ISIS cranks on, and 68-E sizing would give me a better choice of BBs. Besides it's lighter ...
    Last edited by Barteos; 08-23-2008 at 11:13 AM.

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    Do Not

    Do not shave the non drive side unless you are absolutely sure that your cranks will clear the chainstays when running the 68E bottom bracket. You will be able to correct with spacers, but it's best not to jack up your monolink if that can be avoided.

    Best,

    Tom

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