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Old 09-17-10, 02:23 PM   #1
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Chain length - Tire size

I have just recently put a 700x25 tire on my rear. in order for it to not rub i have to pull the chain to a pretty tight tension.
As i am not even half way to the end of my drop-outs.. heres my question.
If i get a longer chain , could i run an even bigger tire?? and just pull out further on the dropouts.
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Old 09-17-10, 02:30 PM   #2
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Um. Why not? As long as your frame has the capacity for whatever size tire you want, it should work fine.
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Old 09-17-10, 02:31 PM   #3
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Adding a full link may end up putting your axle too far back in the droputs. A half-link may be your answer.

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adding a full link may end up putting your axle too far back in the droputs. A half-link may be your answer.

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I used a half link and was able to run a 35mm tire on my IRO mark v which is stated to only have clearance for a 28mm
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You could re-gear it, if you're willing to do that. Getting a chainring or rear cog with one or two less teeth will also move your rear wheel back a little bit in the dropouts.
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or a $2 half link
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Oh they're only two bucks? Yeah get a half link haha.
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