chainline - OK to move all spacers to non-drive side of wheel?
I'm starting to put my recovered Bianchi back together, finally, after a couple months of tear down, overhaul, refinish, many new tools, etc... I decided to try putting it back together as a single speed - picked up a shimano freewheel to swap out with the 6-speed suntour that was on there. It looks like the only way that I'm going to get close to a straight chainline (If I keep the chainring on the outside of the crank, which I think I have to in order to clear the chainstay - it's a 46 tooth rocket ring) is to move most or all of the spacers to the non-drive side of the hub and do some major re-dishing. Prior to the overhaul, the spacers were about 60% on the drive side and 40% non-drive side - is it safe/OK to have them all on the non-drive side?
Sure that'll work. Makes for a stronger wheel as the hub-flanges will be more centered and you'll have less dish.
I was concerned that I might have to space it so far on the opposite (from normal) side that I'd create a dish the other way, if that makes sense, plus that it might create a weaker axle as there'd be a longer run of contiguous spacers than normal.
Originally Posted by DannoXYZ