Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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If three wheels are all rubbing the same place, that either something is in the dropout keeping the wheel from seating properly, or the frame has a serious, unacceptable alignment problem. As Jim said, since it's new let the seller deal with it.
If you want to do a quick confirmation first, pull off the rear wheel and check the dropout for an obstruction, and if it looks fine, mount the wheel with the bike on the floor to ensure it seats fully up on both sides. If it isn't right, you don't want this bike.
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