Old 07-07-07, 04:40 PM
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I hesitate to disagree with Cuda, and I am not so much trying to get the OP to not get the BB replaced, but still on principle, I have to say that the ring will not flex at that point in its rotation, so it will never hit the stay.

I put together and sell a small number of fixed gear conversion bikes, and I always try to get as close to the stay as possible to keep the dish on the rear wheel to a minimum. Ideally, I want the wheel to have no dish whatsoever. In several cases, I have gotten the ring to within 1mm of the stay. The bike I ride every day is this close to the stay and I have never hit it. And I am a fairly big and strong rider, so if anyone could flex the ring, I could.

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