I put together my daughter's birthday bike last night. Having trouble getting the 28 rando to fit, due to the chain length. I removed two links, and now I am caught between a too-tight chain on one hand and tire-to-brake caliper rub on the other . If the chain is a pretty basic KMC Z-410:
- Is it safe toput one of the links back in, i.e. pins not damaged by removal?
Wouldnt that push the axle off the back?
- Should I move to a half-link chain? (see pics of where axle is in the dropouts right now) Moving half link distance might be much better than a whole link. Reason I took two links out in the first place is that it looked like the wheel would be pretty far back in the dropouts if I didn't. Do you think I can out a whole link back in?
Alternate ideas? File the brake arms? Get a different (low-cost) brake with better clearance?
That's where the axle sits right now.
Tire spins right now, but there's no room for a pebble.
Thanks for any help!