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    #46
    This got me to here. This was the first chance I had to test the fit of the frame. The only problem was that the seat was too high. Easy fix.

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      #47
      I always use a handlebar holder because it is so annoying tho have the front wheel rotate all the way around while the bike is in the repair stand.

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        #48
        I really enjoy working on cranksets. I broke out the marine grease.

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          #49
          I put grease on the spindle in order to resist corrosion. And a little grease on the splines for ease of installation.

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            #50
            I started with one of the two BB spacers included in the BB package. I never get the BB spacing right the first time. I always have to remove and reinstall the BB and crankset many times.

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              #51
              Here is my BB wrench. It looks like some marine grease got on my iPhone lens.

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                #52
                Here is the nondrive side bearing cup in the BB with my first attempt at spacing.

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                  #53
                  Bottom bracket installed with the two spacers included in the kit.

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                    #54
                    Putting in the crankset. I overdid it on the marine grease like I always do, so I had to clean off the excess.

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                    Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-20-2018, 11:03 PM.

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                      #55
                      Nondrive side spindle splines:

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                        #56
                        I was not familiar with this method of attaching the nondrive side crank arm. It turns out that you tighten it down just enough so that it spins freely without binding.

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                        Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-20-2018, 11:03 PM.

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                          #57
                          At this point, I had a problem. I was working on the nondrive side spinning the crank to see that it spun freely and that the nondrive side crank arm did not hit the chainstay. It did not spin freely because the chainring was making contact with the chainstay on the other side of the bike, outside of my field of view. I scratched my freshly powder coated frame!

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                            #58
                            Yep, all the way down to the bare steel. Good thing that it was my bike!

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                            Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-20-2018, 11:04 PM.

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                              #59
                              Obviously, I added another BB spacer so that would never happen again!

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                                #60
                                I was okay on the nondrive side. That crank arm never got near the chainstay.

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