Was not able to get chainring to hit the chainstay yesterday, so all is good to go.
I was gonna say- what about when you put a chain on there.... and then... I thought about it. Seriously... what happens if the chain ring deflects a bit under load? Or if there is a bit of play in the BB?
The end result with the chainline:
Would have had an awful chainline if I had put the chainring on the outside, think chainring 3/4" off, besides, it's not as close as the picture makes it seem.
Now back to the amusing gorilla pictures.
Then I thought about it and lol'd.
Cool story bro.
Easy way to find out if the bolts are loose.
My legs are so massive sometimes I flex the frame on my Volvo.
Is it square taper BB? If so, the crank will eventually move inwards on the spindle as the spindle / crank interface wears.
You could try a spacer or two in between your cog and the hub, then mount your chainring on the outside of your crank.
Is this a conversion?
You could always have a bit of fun with a mallet if you're feeling brave.
And I'm not putting a mallet to my frame.