Monday, 16 February 2009

Forward Components Eccentric Bottom bracket install Part 2.

The BMC TE02 hardtail cross country frame comes standard with a 73mm shell width bottom bracket. The Forward Components unit is only suitable to be fitted to a standard 68mm shell so the BMC had to be faced down to correct size. I used a Cyclus tools bottom bracket facer.
The tool worked well enough but got some serious chatter going so the faces had to be hand finished to get nice and flat. Didn't take too long and with some patience and Inox it all came out well. With a 68mm bb this would not be necessary.

Next up, trimming the granny ring bosses off an XT crank.

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