Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: winter-peg, manitoba
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tire shifts in rear dropouts... solutions?
i have an older cannondale aluminum frame bike... a 1992... it has been well used over the years...
the rear wheel is secured by a quick release....
- last winter i had no problem with rubbing tires...
- did some trail riding this summer and think the abuse affected the rear dropout..
- shortly after any knobby tire would rub the frame opposite the gear cluster (left side); this rubbing would become greater as i pedalled, since the force of the pedalling would pull the tire forward on the right side causing the tire to rub on the left..... dig?
- i tried everything to prevent the rubbing... used washers... new quick release... and setting it super tight.. had to switch to tires with no knobs
- since then i've been riding on my fat tire road tires (specialized hemisphere), which have some grooves but no knobs.... these tires do not rub...
i wnat to switch over to my winter studded tires and worry about the rubbing...so:
- will switching from a quick release to a solid, securable axel hold my tire in place so there is no rubbing?
- did i mess up the rear dropout by riding the bumps? the guy at a LBS suggested that the quick release has worn a "memory" into the dropout and that it may need filing? does that sound right?
- any other suggestions?
i don't want to look for a new winter bike because of rubbing tire... this bike has been faithful to me.... i've already been riding it less since building a fixie, and worry that it will feel neglected and unloved.... when the truth is.... i'll always love her best.... sniff sniff.... sob sob...
please help me save her!!!