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    TMS BB 140mm for wide BB in standard frame

    Meant to post this earlier, but riding conditions have been so good I've been playing on the bike rather than the workbench.





    My Middleburn cranks give me a 50mm chainline with a 113, so the TMS should give an extra 13.5mm to take it to 63.5mm. That would nicely clear even a 100mm wide tyre (my Larry on a 80mm rim is 98mm wide).

    It opens the way to widening the rear end of a standard bike and using anything from an offset hub like the Pug to a symmetrical 165mm. How many ratios were available depends on the build.
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    Awesome, I'm used to seeing 128mm BBs, so that 140 looks pretty normal to me Haha.

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    Mine is on it`s way

    Thanks again to Borgshulze
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    You're welcome.

    Maybe upgrade my hubs to Hadley for me

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    You`ve got to love an optimist
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    I'm debating... at least the rear one.

    I like bolt on though.

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    BUT the rear ones are so CHEAP.......

    You should get some HOPE
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    Hope won't make a 170mm hub for me.

    $350 for a Hadley + QR...

    $175 for Taiwan including bolt on kit.

    Hard choice.

    Back on topic!

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    BETD WILL make a 170mm Draco rear hub for you

    Back on Topic, I guesstimated on a 60mm chainline, so more than that is good news
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    Are these 140mm BBs still available? Having trouble finding a source...

    Edit: Apparently not: "The 140mm TMS BB appears to be impossible to get at present.

    I have now fitted an FSA 83mm by 133mm long BB,"

    Now having trouble locating the 133mm FSA...

    One more Edit: Chain Reaction Cycles saves the day with the 133mm FSA BB.
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    Yes the TMS BB's are now impossible to get

    The FSA BB does work well however
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