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    input appreciated

    does this look like i'm too far back in the dropouts? does it look like i could take a link out? i'm not really into breaking my chain if i don't have to, but i get a little bit of an uneasy feeling when i look at that gap in front of the axle. what do you think?

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    You are totally fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    You are totally fine.
    what mcatano said

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    word. thanks guys. neurosis soothed for the moment.

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    welcome back to brooklyn iamjberube.

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    you'd get slightly less trail if you took a link out, but it really won't make very much difference

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    I would be more concerned about snagging things on those long-a$$ axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    you'd get slightly less trail if you took a link out, but it really won't make very much difference
    I could be wrong, but I don't think moving the rear tire affects trail at all. You would have a shorter wheelbase though, which would also affect handling to a certain degree. Mostly, you'd just be making it harder to remove your rear wheel.

    m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    you'd get slightly less trail if you took a link out, but it really won't make very much difference
    trail? WTF?

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    jberube, just curious, were you in maryland before you came back to brooklyn and did i buy an orange bianchi off you last feb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    jberube, just curious, were you in maryland before you came back to brooklyn and did i buy an orange bianchi off you last feb?
    no, it went like this...portland paris portland brooklyn hampton bays brooklyn. nice to be back, fixed feels better in traffic.

    cynikal, i know, the iros be hangin' all over the place. the super-nice buildup begins with new wheels.

    nine, thanks for the welcome back. king's county all the way.

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    I could be wrong, but I don't think moving the rear tire affects trail at all. You would have a shorter wheelbase though, which would also affect handling to a certain degree. Mostly, you'd just be making it harder to remove your rear wheel.

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    right. trail, wheelbase... goats, cheese... easy to get mixed up

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    You see where the seat stay and the chain stay meet is your rear end of your wheel base. That should be your starting point.

    Yes you are fine where you are at but I am worried how long that axle sticking out.

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    I did diagram of your pic showing what I was explaining. The center is your true wheel base then you can move up one or to the rear one.
    Last edited by Ceya; 11-21-05 at 06:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceya
    I am worried how long that axle sticking out.

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    yeah - whatup with the Ben Hur axle there, neckface?
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    sweet pegs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    yeah - whatup with the Ben Hur axle there, neckface?
    i dunno, they are iros. i thought that they were all that long, being cheaper, etc. i don't remember what i bought, obviously they are too long. what do you guys think, could i file them down? i was worried about the threads getting mangled, but i guess i don't have to take the nuts all the way off anyway.

    ceya-that's what i was thinking, seems weird to have the weight off-center.

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    from the looks of it if you took two links out, would probably have to let air out to remove the rear wheel. (-however, if it's a city bike, 99% of the time you're taking off the rear wheel is when it's flat)
    so i third the motion that it's ok.

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    The IRO's come with the long axle so that you can respace for road bike conversions, I assume.

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    I'd take a link out just to shorten the wheelbase.

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    Saw the axle ends down if you know you won't use the wheel in a road frame. Do it with the wheel off the bike (obviously) and the nuts (or, if you're picky, some other nuts of the right size and threading) screwed on inside. When you're done with cutting and filing the ends, just take the nuts off. They will "repair" the threads on the way out.

    BTW, the guy's pedals are sick, too: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ursuit15-pedal
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    thanks for the tips, guys. i'll take a link out of the chain and hacksaw them spy hunters down tonight.

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