I'm looking to attach the standard forged Burley trailer hitch to my 80s Miyata 210, and seems I need to either get an adapter or remove the dropout spacers (they prevent the hitch from sitting flush against the dropout). I'm trying the free option first.
I pulled the spacers out and everything seems okay. If I can make it work, I'd prefer to seat the wheel all the way back in the dropout so there is no guesswork or wiggle room. I'll have to adjust the fenders and brake pads a bit, but it seems like it will work. My questions are:
(1) Is there any reason I should not do this? That is, any compelling reason to try to keep the wheel seated where it was with the spacers in?
(2) Should I expect the drive train to need adjustments if I pull the wheel up as shown?
Any help would be appreciated.