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Old 05-17-18, 08:41 PM
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Rear tire rubbing against frame

Hi all, I just got a triathlon bike, and while I was making some fit adjustments on the trainer, I smelled something awful. Turns out, the rear tire was rubbing against the frame. I was able to stop the rubbing by pulling the wheel bad a millimeters and tightening the QR, but I'm not certain that will hold during long rides. Any advice on "permanently" adjusting where the wheel sits?
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I believe the tight squeeze is because my bike is fairly old, and probably not designed to fit 25mm tires.
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I believe the tight squeeze is because my bike is fairly old, and probably not designed to fit 25mm tires.
The best idea I heard about is gluing a small piece of spoke in the drop out to take up the space. I cannot go larger than 25s because a 28 will rub on the rear brake pivot. Nothing I'm going to do-- I'll just have to be satisfied with a precision-made bike.
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Thanks! I'm just glad it's common enough for a solution. Was worried that my frame was bent.
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