Last edited by fixie.ninja; 10-31-07 at 03:51 AM.
You will not know till you try, but that might be a little too far for the existing htreads on the spokes. If there are sufficient threads you may need to grind the spoke ends to prevent tire puntures.Originally Posted by fixie.ninja
Moving the 53T chainring to the inside position will help, as will a shorter spindle in your BB. You can usually scronge a used spindle at yoour local LBS for a buck or two.
This may be a dumb question but can't you just move the 53 chainring to the middle?
Edit: Nevermind, you won't clear the chain stay. Been a loooong day at work.
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The wheel ought to be fine. That's exactly what I did with mine.
And just so you know, before I did that, I ran just 5 speeds with the big ring in front too. You don't need that little ring in flat areas.
Originally Posted by Adker
If you are really broke, you can try flipping the exisiting spindle (assuming a cup/cone BB), as the non-drive side is often shorter than the drive-side.
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