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I'm running an EBB single speed bike and 2004 XT cranks. I've set them up using the BB spacers per the directions and it's working fine-my question is:

can I just get rid of the BB spacers? I've got clearance between the crank arms and the chainstays and I don't need the plastic water seal because with the EBB there is no way for water to get between the bb shell and the bb/bearing assembly (the BB shell doesn't have any holes in it). I figure the Q factor will be a few mm's less and my pedal clearance will be just a tiny bit better.

Thanks in advance for the info,

Joe
 

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Ugly but true.

can I just get rid of the BB spacers?Joe[/QUOTE]

No,i thought the same question when istalling mine but the attached spindle in the drive side has so adjustment for length.What happens is you leave those spacers out and you go to put on the non-drive side crank arm,the axle will stick out too far and the little lockring will not reach the crank arm and there will be play,plus the little plasic spacer inside the bb shell between the two sealed bearing inserts will be crushed when installing the bb.I know they are ugly but they got to be there.
 

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OK, I'll live with it then. Thanks :)

I actually squished my plastic thingie to smithereens (actually just "wrinkled" it some) when I forgot the spacers on the first try at installation. But the long bb spindle I guess is the deal breaker. Thanks for posting-I was hoping I could learn from somebody else's experiences :)
 
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