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    Cranks and chainline....

    Building a SSCX bike. It's a 12x142. I'm looking at some SRAM CX1 cranks and they say:

    45.5mm chainline is compatible with 130 or 135mm spaced rear dropouts

    So what happens if I use this crank on my frame? The rear hub is a standard hub so plenty of room to move the cog around...but would I be better to look for a different crank?

    Would a crank that's 2x be better or any different? I'd be setting it up with a direct mount chainring if that matters.

    The whole crank and bottom bracket standards all over the place just has me flustered today so I want to make sure I'm not making another mistake ordering the wrong crank.
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    142 is the same as 135. the only difference is that there are 3mm notches on each side of the dropouts so the hub can slide into place easily.
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