I have an old Schwinn traveler frame, converted to a fixed gear. I
have Sugino Messenger 46T cranks, a 120mm Miche Primato rear hub, a
17T cog, and a KMC singlespeed chain. The problem is the chainline. I
put on the cranks on today and the chainline was quite bad. The chain
was making noise and the chainring was too far from the frame. I tried
to solve it by moving the chainring from outside the spider to inside,
which reversed the problem. Now the chainring is too close to the
frame. I would like to avoid dishing the wheel, but what can I do? (I
can't flip the cog around.) I was considering putting the chainring
back on the outside of the spider and putting a small washer over the
cog's threads between the cog and the flange to move the cog out a
bit. The lockring has plenty of room to move outwards and the cog's
threading is wide enough that it wouldn't suffer significantly.
I need your help!