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Problem with my All City Space Horse when using fat rear tyre

Old 03-05-16, 06:19 AM
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Problem with my All City Space Horse when using fat rear tyre

Hello forum friends.

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From All-City, "The small tab on the front of the dropout in combination with the adjustment screw means that the wheel is fixed in place like a vertical dropout system. You’ll never have to wonder where to get the best shifting. Simply place the wheel fully forward in the dropout and you're done."
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I'm having problem with how and whats the best way to install the rear tyre especially if its a fat one (38C at least). Despite my putting the adjustment screw, the rear tyre kept shifting to the left till it almost touched and scratched the left chain stay. That happened when on small chain and middle cog when I'm tried to exert force into the pedal after traffic lights or on some poor potholed roads. I have to constantly stop and adjust the QR over and over again to get it back centre. Even though I adjusted the left screw a little deepr than the right, still the shifting persists. ON big chain and middle cog also the same when trying to put more force into the pedal. I can't even do intervals fearing the reat tyre would just hit the left chain stay.

What to do please. Where should I position the adjustment screw to get the best centre and stability.

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Old 03-05-16, 06:52 AM
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I'm not familiar with the Spacehorse adjustable dropout system, but the wheel skewer should generate enough force to prevent the wheel from cocking in the stays.

What type of quick release skewer are you using?
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Old 03-05-16, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I'm not familiar with the Spacehorse adjustable dropout system, but the wheel skewer should generate enough force to prevent the wheel from cocking in the stays.

What type of quick release skewer are you using?
The QR skewer that comes with the Mavic CXP22 wheel set.
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Originally Posted by niojakop View Post
The QR skewer that comes with the Mavic CXP22 wheel set.
I'd expect that would be sufficient. I'll look at the Spacehorse and see if I can come up with any ideas for you.
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It's the skewer. Get a Shimano skewer.

PS You might just try making the skewer tighter. It should take a good amount of effort to close the skewer.

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I had some adjustable dropout problems with my Civilian. I sanded the paint off, got better washers, adjusted and readjusted...

everthing was solved when I got some shimano skewers. The cheapest ones will do.
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Another thing it could be is that you don't have the adjustment screws far enough forward. Your skewer axle should push all of the way back onto the adjustment screw when you install the wheel.

Originally Posted by GeoKrpan View Post
It's the skewer. Get a Shimano skewer.

PS You might just try making the skewer tighter. It should take a good amount of effort to close the skewer.
I'd agree with both parts of this. I have been using Shimano skewers on my Space Horse, and they hold really well. Also had good luck with Salsas.

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This afternoon I did a 110km ride. This time with a Shimano R500 ws and 28C Clement Strada LLG tyre. All is well. But then it is a lighter tyre. I doubt that I'll use the Mavic CXP22 + Kenda 38C again in a short while. But I certainly will try to switch those different skewers. Shimano skewers to the Mavic wheel and see what can happen.

But then again what I had experienced on my spacehorse made me to always look below to see if the tyre is centred and ok. I shouldn't have to actually had the spacehorse just have a single type geared dropout.
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UPDATE

Today I swapped my Shimano QR to the Mavic CXP22 (with 38C tyres). The problem of rear tyre shifting to the ledt of chainstay is now gone. Tried to ran over many potholes and still holding its centre very well and sturdy. So the real problem that I had is QR related only.

Thanks all who has responded.

Running SpaceHorse with fat tyres should be real fun again.
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