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Old 02-10-05, 07:06 PM   #1
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Chain line precision

I'm building up my new frame, and this is my first time building from scratch. I'm using a Phil BB the cups of which allow for quite a bit of freedom with the positioning of the cartridge in the shell. My question is about chainline: how precise should it be, and how do I check? I've got it set up; it looks straight, feels smooth; it is a bit noisy --but perhaps that's due to the new parts?
Need more details? I'm using a 1/8" drivetrain: Surly fixed/fixed hub, EAI cog, Izumi chain, TA track crank.
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Old 02-10-05, 07:11 PM   #2
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-m.html. Scroll down to chainline. A wealth of information!
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Thanks, I just remebered to look there.
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Old 02-10-05, 07:24 PM   #4
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The better the chainline the quieter the bike in my experience.
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