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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Nothing you did cleaning should have affected any of the adjustments Since you had multiple adjustments to make, I suspect that something moved. My first guess is that the rear wheel wasn't replaced in the identical position. Either it's not fully in the dropouts now, or wasn't before.
Since it seems to be OK you might leave it alone until you have occasion to remove the rear wheel, or if you're curious you might stand the bike on the floor, open the QR, tap on the wheel to see if it settles and close the QR (after centering in the chainstays if not vertical dropouts).
It's important that wheels are tightened with the bike on the floor, so gravity ensures that the axle pockets fully to the top of the dropout. This ensures an identical position every time.
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