Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 61 Degrees North
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Its a multi-faceted problem. I have a converted fixed-gear and would prefer to run the chainring on the outer side of the crank, but I cannot get the cog far enough out with the lock ring to align the chain line perfectly. I recently realized that though a 111.5 mm axle will pull the crank in, the arm will whack the chainstay, so that bad idea is out. I am going to have to run the inner side of the crank arm until I can find a single ring crank arm which doesn't break the bank and a shorter axle.
Phil Wood makes a sealed cartridge with french thread ring for only a modest premium, but I'm not ready to put that much $$ in it...yet.
Thanks for the help.
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