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Old 06-12-08, 01:58 PM
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Re-dishing question

Just got a set of Alexrims. Same wheels as what come on the Giant Boulder. The rear rim sits to the side in the frame. I'm assuming that when I redish the wheel the chainline remains the same. Is this correct?
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Old 06-12-08, 02:06 PM
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Dishing of a wheel means adjusting the spokes tighter on the drive side than on the other side so that the rim is centered between the dropouts, so NO this wont change the chain line.

If you play around with the axles and spacers you will likely change the chainline
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Isn't the wheel for a geared bike? You might want to check if this is a spacing issue before redishing.
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Originally Posted by bklein View Post
Just got a set of Alexrims. Same wheels as what come on the Giant Boulder. The rear rim sits to the side in the frame. I'm assuming that when I redish the wheel the chainline remains the same. Is this correct?
Is the dish actually off or is the wheel just not being set straight before having it tightened on? What kind of dropouts do you have?
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Originally Posted by merlin55 View Post
Dishing of a wheel means adjusting the spokes tighter on the drive side than on the other side so that the rim is centered between the dropouts, so NO this wont change the chain line.

If you play around with the axles and spacers you will likely change the chainline
Re dishing is oftentimes employed specifically to change the chainline (while keepign the rim centered).

this DOES sound like a spacing issue though.
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Originally Posted by stevo View Post
Re dishing is oftentimes employed specifically to change the chainline (while keepign the rim centered).

this DOES sound like a spacing issue though.
You are confused. Dishing a wheel does absolutely jack all to the chainline. The only reason dishing even comes into play is when you've *Respaced* the wheel to offset the hub to one side to correct chainline error. THEN you redish the wheel to keep it centered.

Dishing has NOTHING to do with chainline.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
You are confused. Dishing a wheel does absolutely jack all to the chainline. The only reason dishing even comes into play is when you've *Respaced* the wheel to offset the hub to one side to correct chainline error. THEN you redish the wheel to keep it centered.

Dishing has NOTHING to do with chainline.
The only thing I'm confused about is that in one sentence you correlate dishing to chainline, and two sentences later you say it has nothing to do with chainline.

Take spacers out of the equation. A wheel should ALWAYS be centered in the frame. Dishing is then employed to move the hub port (for gears) or centered (for fixed). Spacers fill the gap. The only practical reason for redishing a 6-speed-freewheel-hub-to-ss-conversion is to get the proper chainline.

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