Will a 68mm bottom bracket fit 73mm?

Registered. A 73mm BB in a 68mm shell will work with no problems. As stated above, to center the BB, add a 2.5mm spacer to the DS; the lockring will protude approx 2.5mm out of the NDS.

When should you use a bottom bracket spacer?

Bottom bracket spacers are used to adjust the spindle position to add extra clearance, or to fine tune chainline. For example, if your inner chainring is too close to the chainstay you can add spacers to move the crank outward just a bit. They are really great if you want a perfect chainline on a fixed gear bike.

Can I use 73mm in 68mm shell?

Depends. You could install a 2.5mm spacer behind the fixed cup, but then you’d have the chainline set for a bike with a 73mm shell. Install the bb without any spacers, and the chainrings might rub the frame, and/or the left crank arm will be stick out too far.

What side do bottom bracket spacers go on?

right hand
For a bottom bracket shell width of 89.5mm, insert the 2.5mm spacer into the right hand side (between the frame and the right hand adapter). Use the inner cover. bottom bracket shell, it should be installed with the inner cover sleeve to prevent possible contamination.

How wide is a boost bottom bracket?

The width of a BB30 bottom bracket is 68mm or 73mm. On road bikes, it’s always 68mm. With mountain bikes, 68mm is most common too, but sometimes the wider version with 73mm width can be found. The diameter of the bottom bracket is 41.96mm, and the bottom bracket bearings are always pressed into the frame separately.

What are bottom bracket sizes?

There are 4 widths available with BSA bottom brackets; 68mm, 73mm, 83mm or 100mm. This bottom bracket clearly shows you on the outside what bearings have been fitted to the bike. For road bikes, a BSA bottom bracket is always 68 mm wide. Other sizes, and particularly the 73 mm width, is commonplace with mountain bikes.

What spacers do I need to install on the bottom bracket?

You don’t need to install any spacers onto the bottom bracket if you have a 73mm shell. You’ll need to use both the provided 2.5mm spacers for a 68mm shell, placing one on either side of the bottom bracket.

What size spacers do I need for a 68mm shell?

You’ll need to use both the provided 2.5mm spacers for a 68mm shell, placing one on either side of the bottom bracket.

What size bottom bracket for a 73mm BB shell?

It’s a 68mm bottom bracket, but the left side cup > appears to be wide enough for a 73mm bb shell. So when installed there > are threads exposed.

What size spacer do I need for my Super Boost?

If you’re running a chain device with your Super Boost setup then you’ll need a 2.5mm spacer on the right-hand side of the bottom bracket and a 4.5mm spacer on left-hand side of the crank axle and a 6.5mm spacer on the right. Once again, DUB 68mm is just like GXP, with a 2.5mm spacer needed on either side of the bottom bracket shell.