I didn’t change the cranks, but it’s possible I missed a spacer. What I replaced was an XT 2x spider with a direct mount wolftooth 1x chainring. I need to take a look at that spider to see what if any spacing may have been on it. Maybe that’s the issue? Either way I amazoned some spacers to be sure.
Depending on the crank/bottom bracket, there is sometimes a 2-3mm spacer immediately after the chainwheel. But let's step back real quick. You said 24mm? Is it a GXP crank? Those are typically retained in position using a step in the LH side of the axle, no preload/wavy washer.
Yes, I believe it’s 24mm gxp (sram carbon something) fitted into a bb92. The wavy washer was def part of the original setup. I don’t have the spider in front of me, but it was direct mount too and I think it may have had an embedded spacer or something of the like that filled that gap on the spindle. So no it’s not an XT spider as I originally stated. I’ll have to check tonight when I get home.
I think it looks something like this, bot not exactly:
I appreciate the help so far, will probably need more later
Is it an FSA crankset? I ask because I have one and reached to FSA on something similar. Below is the response I received: " The waves spring washer should go on the non-drive side and become half compressed when the crank is at torque.
I did a lazy 1x conversion on an old Cannondale (basically what you did....just stripped everything else and replaced with a single chain ring) and I have the same gap. I wanted to replace the crappy Octalink BB anyways but decided to just leave the gap and wait for it to die (it's my beater bike)..... unfortunately a year later it's still running fine.