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    Wheel Alignment Problem

    I have a new bike (cervelo r2.5) which has Ultegra 10-speed double components on it. The wheels that it came with weren't as good as the wheels I bought a couple of months ago (Bontrager Race X Lites) for my other bike, so I decided to swap them out. The other bike is a 9 speed Lemond triple.

    When I put the Bontis on the Cervelo the wheel is not aligned properly between the chainstays. They aren't rubbing against, but they are too close for my liking. The only thing I did was swap out the cassettes. These are practically new wheels so not out of true or anything. What am I missing? Can I adjust this somehow?

    The wheels I swapped onto the Lemond are aligned OK.
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    Ancient Clydesdale 2 wheeler's Avatar
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    The only thing I can think of is that there is a wheel dish problem (rim centered betweent the hub surfaces that interface with the dropouts). If you don't have a wheel dishing tool, take the wheels to your LBS and see if this might be the issue.

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    Reverse the wheel on the bike, if it is out of dish the rim will go closer to the other side of the bike.

    Al

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