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Old 03-04-19, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by glye View Post
Thanks secret_squirrel, looking forwards to the pictures. So you see no risk of it rubbing the rim or tire?
You're using the GS / medium length, right?
What's your tire width?
Did you also verify that the front hub axle doesn't hit the mech body when folding?

If you also tried the 9-36 cassette, I'm curious what sort of chainline you have to give the front chainring to avoid rubbing the chainstay. Seems to me the Birdy wasn't really designed for external gearing at all, the way that chainstay is shaped...
Yes - GS version as it's good for a 40T rear sprocket.
Tyre width is whatever the standard oem Schwalbe marathons are? 1.65" I think. But mech cage stays well above both the rim and the tyre.

The front hub required moving the QR release lever to other side from memory nothing else.

I would agree on the chain stay position, it's the most problematic piece of the whole attempt. Still fine tuning that.

More to come....
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