Bicycle Mechanics - To dish or not to dish
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01-19-07, 11:23 PM
Just changed my 6sp friction to a 7sp. I did a quick and dirty measurement of the space between the rim and the chainstay. 13mm on one side, 15mm on the other. So it's closer to the non drive side by 1mm. I'm not too keen on the rules of dishing. Is this an acceptable difference or should I adjust?
BTW. I'm using centerpull brakes with adjustable posts, so I could always kick one pad over more than the other. So brakes don't seem to be an issue.
01-19-07, 11:41 PM
It wouldn't take much to dish it -- just tighten one lap all the way around the right side, maybe 1/4 turn. Shouldn't take 5 minutes.
01-20-07, 12:56 AM
I guess when you look at it that way...
I just get this "doomsday" feeling anytime I mess with spokes. I just gotta get over that.
Thanks for the "little push"
01-20-07, 09:45 PM
I guess one thing to remember is not to let the spokes wind-up. You'll have to wind-up until the threads break loose, then go 1/4 turn further, then back off the wind-up amount. If you pinch the spoke with the other hand, you can feel the wind-up and threads break loose. Some also sharpie the spokes in one spot so they can see the wind-up
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