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Cannondale SI cranks

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Cannondale SI cranks

Postby Tlford94 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:35 pm

With the BSA to bb30 bottom bracket adaptors can the cannondale SI cranks be mounted in a BSA frame?
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Re: Cannondale SI cranks

Postby Ypsylon » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:02 pm

The short answer is maybe, but you don't really want to do that.

It has been done, but brings all sorts of troubles with Q-factor, chainline and whatnot.

The Cannondale cranks are nice, but there are better options for bsa out there, like the THM Clavicula, for example.
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Re: Cannondale SI cranks

Postby Tlford94 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:41 pm

Ok. Thank you.
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Re: Cannondale SI cranks

Postby Tlford94 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:43 pm

Ypsylon wrote:The short answer is maybe, but you don't really want to do that.

It has been done, but brings all sorts of troubles with Q-factor, chainline and whatnot.


Is that the case with trying to put any bb30 crank into a BSA frame?
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Re: Cannondale SI cranks

Postby Ypsylon » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:23 pm

Pretty much, yeah. Somtimes there are ways including using tiny bearings and other tricks, but imho non are worth the trouble if there's no special reason. There are perfectly fine cranksets that will work straight out of the box and those will usually require less maintainance and will be lighter, as you don't need special adapters, longer spindles or whatever you need to make it fit.
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Re: Cannondale SI cranks

Postby Tlford94 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:35 pm

Ok. Good to know. Thank you.
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