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rear wheel rubs slightly when under pressure
hi all, wondering if you might have any experience with this...
lately I notice when I apply hard backpressure while slowing, or hard forward-pressure while accelerating, my rear tire rubs against the fender or the rear brake pad. It happened just now and I presumed it was moving in the dropouts, but then I got home and checked the axle nuts and they were tight.
I am running a pretty low gear (~60") which means I can apply a lot of force in both directions. Trek conversion with horizontal dropouts, and, alas, no chain tensioner.
whaddya think? Frame flex? Wheel flex? (!!?) Or it slips in the dropouts even though it's tight?
Has this ever happened to you?