Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, the leafy NW side
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You are right about the 40t chainring being a bit wimpy, nashcomm, but imagine this being a commuter for a small woman, and not a very aggressive rider. It's definitely not being built for me!
If it tests out with too high a spin rate I'll go looking for a somewhat bigger chainring. 110BCD so should be some choices. Not sure what you mean about lock washers on the rear wheel--it's a freewheel. In fact I have a couple of spacers, I think originally BB spacers, on there to move it out slightly. I may also try a trick I have heard of, flipping the BB spindle to get the chainring a bit more inboard. I know chainline has some leeway but I want to get it as right as possible, especially as it's a bike I'm going to sell. Can't have some hipster fixie-riding boyfriend telling the future owner that her chainline's no good!
BTW I lived in Nashville for almost 18 years! Grew up there...though there is some debate as to whether that actually occurred.
I never think I have hit hard, unless it rebounds.
- Dr Samuel Johnson