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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-21-06, 01:15 AM   #1
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Wheel re-dishing question

ok, so if i'm converting a road bike and want to use a flip-flop hub...

if the chain does not align, i assume you HAVE to make the adjustment at the FRONT chainring/BB/crank? cuz if i respace and redish the rear wheel to align one side of the flip-flop, then when i flip the hub to the other side, the wheel would be off center. correct?
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Old 12-21-06, 01:29 AM   #2
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Yes. Unless you are running a really crazy setup with two chainrings...
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Well, the wheel won't be off center so you can respace & redish as your heart desires. Only the cogs' chainline will be different so both will not be aligned w/ the chainring.
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Just get a shorter BB (most likely the culprit) or learn to live with it. Bad chainline isn't the end of the world.
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