slowly building up my first SS 29er. I scored a FSA V-drive crankset (outboard bearing setup) off fleabay for supa-cheap.
I've always just followed the instructions on my geared bikes, typically (for Shimano) have 1 drive side spacer for a 68mm shell if I remember correctly.
But with FSA, the spacer configuration is different, calling for all 3 spacers on a 68mm shell, one on the left, two on the right. I realize with a SS, the spacer configuration is *less* important and can be used as a way to tinker with chainline... but a few questions:
1. Can someone remind me what the difference is between a 68 vs 68E BB shell is? There's a different spacer config for each, and isn't clear what 68E is, all I know is my shell measures out to 68mm.
2. Should I always follow the correct number of spacers? I'm assuming so that the plastic tube seal that goes between the two cups is correctly seated into the two cups? Make sense? Or am I missing the point.
3. Based on the recommended configuration, with a single front chain-ring (in middle or outer position), seems to put the chainline way out there.
I only have experience with Shimano cranks, so this is my first FSA crank... first SS setup, so looking for a little guidance from your experiences - folks who have gone through this.
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