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Old 05-14-07, 08:59 AM   #17
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Cool Auto Mini

Originally Posted by zepi
Clearance is actually not a big problem on this bike. Maybe I will build a pair of 451mm wheels, in order to have one at hand for other projects.
The bigest problem on this bike is: the chain comes off when switching on the higher gears. The reason for that is the huge chainwheel. I fitted an old front derailer to keep the chain in place, but this makes the chain scratch the derailer in some gears. Everything runns smooth with my favourite ratio: 16/72, and I am used to ride my fixed-gear swift folder, so I do not switch much anyway. (The swift folder is ment to ride fixed gear, otherwise it would have been called SWITCH FOLDER... but this belongs to a different topic)
Maybe the chain is coming off due to alignment issues with the casette in relation to the chainring. The auto mini wasn't designed to use a derailler. Maybe if you shimmed the back wheel to move it non curb side(away from the derailler) you might find that it works better. Just a thought. Cool bike nonetheless.

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