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Old 07-14-06, 05:20 PM   #1
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How far up in dropouts is safe?

I'm running out of chain here...




Is this safe or will my wheel fall off in the middle of an intersection?
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Old 07-14-06, 05:22 PM   #2
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Yes, by all means. If you need to buy a new chain, then do so.
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will buy a new chain...thanks guys.


Also that traverler is freaking huge!
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that traverler is freaking huge!
Ain't it great? I've got an inch of standover clearance, which is plenty. It's the only bike on which I can easily get my handlebars as high as I want. I just bought a 1978 Schwinn Le Tour 27" (68cm) bike on eBay. It'll become my new commuter frame, while the Miyata frame currently on the commuter will become my fixed-gear frame, and the Carolina-Blue Schwinn Traveler will be built up as a second "nice" road bike.
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That's not so much a diamond frame as it is a pentagon. Many years ago Tommy Burleson rode a bike that looked about that size except when Tommy was on it. Congratulations on finding such a good fit.
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That's not so much a diamond frame as it is a pentagon. Many years ago Tommy Burleson rode a bike that looked about that size except when Tommy was on it. Congratulations on finding such a good fit.
Why pay $1000 for a custom-sized-and-built steel frame/fork that weighs 5 pounds, when I can get a massive Schwinn frame/fork that weighs twice as much for $100?
Actually, I plan to go the custom route eventually, but in the meantime, riding the huge Schwinn gives me a better idea of what I'm looking for on fit.
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The way that pic looks it appears that the hub in the drpout is barely secured! You should for safety reasons move the wheel back towards the center of the drpout and since you don't have adjustment screws make sure the rim is aligned with frame and stays. Then buy a new chain and do it right.
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