[CR] Spindle Length


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 07:07:24 -0700
From: Michael Thompson <meauxtown@yahoo.com>
To: CR Main Address <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Spindle Length


I bought an 70's vintage Jack Taylor tandem, and I've got some issues with the bottom bracket spindles. The cranks are nice old Stronglights with a triple set up, which are in good condition. The rear bottom bracket (loose ball & cup) was just thrown together to sell the bike. The spindle is 130mm over all, but the guy put a washer behind the fix cup so that the chain ring would clear the frame. It looks like if the rear spindle had been 135 it would have worked properly. The front is a phil wood with an over all 115 length non symetrical. I would buy a new phil for the rear, but when I went to the phil on line store, there are about 3 different 135's. Can someone give me some help here, with out looking at what I've got. Thanks. Michael Thompson Monroe, Louisiana