A question for folks running Alfine 11 rear hubs. What set up, particularly cranks, axles, BB shell width are you running to get a workable chainline?
IIRC the Alfine is supposed to have a chainline of 41 and a bit mm. I'm trying to get as close to that as possible, assuming it's necessary. Tried a couple of cranks / BB / axle combinations recently on a frame with 68mm BB shell and they don't look right:
- Shimano XT octalink cranks on a 113 axle - inner tabs/ring seem to line up but that would mean a pretty small ring which I expect would give poor gear range.
- Middleburn RS8 on a 118 axle with a two ring spider - rings too far out from frame, whichever tabs used. Cannot flip the spider as it's machined to only fit one way.
Would really like to get the RS8s to work but would happily settle for getting either of the two (don't want to buy more cranks) working.
If you're running it out-of-line how are you finding it?
Also, what chainring / rear sprocket are you using?