Old 06-21-13, 12:42 PM
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is it OK to have rear der. not shift to smallest cog?

Another minor issue from my Schwinn Passage build:

I was able to squeeze the new 126mm wheelset into the 120mm frame, which is actually about 123mm, so getting wheel into the dropouts was quite easy. I installed a new 7-speed FW which sits very close to the frame. As I got my chain on yesterday, what I feared became reality, the chain was rubbing against the seat stay on the smallest cog.

Is it OK to adjust the RR so that it just doesn't shift to the smallest cog? I'm willing to give up that gear as I expect I won't be using it that often. Or do I need to get a 6-speed FW? Are those more narrow?

Thanks.
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