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    Frame crack....looking at new frame...BB question...

    Well, as i was cleaning and preparing my Trek frame for the singlespeed build, I re-noticed the chainstay crack that I had forgotten about. A couple years ago i showed it to someone at my LBS and they said "given its location it wont result in a catastrophic failure...and its a nice frame so ride it until it breaks". I was pinching pennies so I agreed with that logic. Got a couple more seasons out of it and the only drawback is that it creaks a lot. Well now that its a singlespeed the creaking is even louder, especially when hammering up hills. Im leaning towards getting a new frame. If TREK will honor the lifetime warranty, great. If not....its a 1999...what can i do. I'm leaning towards the Sette' REKEN, as its super cheap and according to the reviews people have been writing, probobly the best all mountain hardtail I can get for that money. I have decent components i can transfer over too. I will have to buy a 68mm bottom bracket due to my Trek being a 73mm oversized one (gay). Anyway, how do I deturmine the correct spindle length? Is it just a matter of choice?
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    The Reken does sound like a pretty good option. What fork do you have? The Reken is designed for a 80-100mm susp fork.

    You might be able to use your existing bottom bracket with a 2.5mm bb spacer on each side behind the cup. I think the only possible problem is if this doesn't leave enough thread engaged in the frame. You could measure how much thread each cup has and get a recommendation based on that. (Also 73mm is not an unusual bb shell width and isn't just some "gay" Trek thing)

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    You can run spacers between the cup and shell and reuse the 73mm. I also fail to see what is homosexual about a 73mm cup.

    Spindle length will be dependent on chainline. Research that.

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    I think you're confusing "gay" with "ghey".

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    I think you're confusing "gay" with "ghey".
    Touche'. Indeed I am sir

    Wow, its so rare to get good news on this sort of thing! I won't have to buy a new one? Could this be Bizzaro world? As far as the chainline is concerned, I can make my own since I'm running a singlespeed cog. Happens to be that the single speed kit is also made by Sette'. Something tells me this will work out. I've got a pretty good chainline on the Trek with the current spindle length.
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