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    Fat Chance Titanium and Cook Bros Cranks

    I have a pair of the original dogbone style Cook Bros cranks - I wish to use them on my Fat Ti but just cannot track down an appropriate BB (Shimano cartridge hassle free preferably).



    Any idea what length axle or BB I can use - it needs quite a long axle length to clear the stays of the Fat Ti. Im using a pair of silver Toplines at the moment but fear for their lack of strength...

    Incidentally - Im looking to swap the 3d violet ones I have for some blue ones - any takers?

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    Something around 122mm should work for you with those cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTB-rider
    Something around 122mm should work for you with those cranks.
    Actually it likely needs to be longer. Shimano made a 127.5mm (or something close to that) that works. Using a 122mm. I did not have enough clearance on a Bontrager.

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    Yes a 122mm is definitly too short. I have a royce titanium that just isnt long enough to clear the stays.

    My LBS doesnt stock anything longer than 123mm - and they are LX cartridge BB's - uurggghh. Work well but a little weighty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j333ssa
    My LBS doesnt stock anything longer than 123mm - and they are LX cartridge BB's - uurggghh. Work well but a little weighty...
    Longer ones are getting hard to find. About a year ago I was searching and called about 10 shops before I found one.

    Phil Wood still sells long spindles, but they cost a bit more than Shimano.

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