Rear wheel position

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Uli
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Rear wheel position

Postby Uli » Fri Jan 18, 2013 20:14 pm

Hi all,
I got my rear wheel back from LBS trued and with nicely tensioned spokes. I put it on and it appears the wheel is not seating centrally between seatstays and chainstays. It is moved about 8-10 mm to left side (non drive side). I double checked QR tension and if hub is properly fixed in the dropouts but it seems fine. The question: is it something I can ride with or the wheel is not correctly dished and should go back to LBS?
thx

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Re: Rear wheel position

Postby nicklouse » Fri Jan 18, 2013 20:16 pm

how is it if you flip it in the drop outs? keep the mech off the disc.

and what frame?
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Uli
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Re: Rear wheel position

Postby Uli » Fri Jan 18, 2013 20:24 pm

I haven't tried to turn it around (I may give it a go tomorrow). It is hardtail, hoodoo frame and I am almost positive it was fine before.
Edit:
I have flipped the wheel today (had to remove rear mech) and the position was in centre. Put it back as it should be and then it moves slightly to the left.

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Re: Rear wheel position

Postby 02GF74 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 15:25 pm

sounds like the dishing is out. it should be possible to measure it at home; never triued it but what I wpuld do is get 3 idetical tins of beans and place them on a flat surface. lay the tyre rim on them (obviouosly no tyres fitted), then measure the disatn from the locknut on the spinder to the surface.

flip wheel so it lies on the opposite side and measure again. I woud like my wheels to be within a couple of mm.

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Re: Rear wheel position

Postby 02GF74 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 15:26 pm

double post :oops:

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Re: Rear wheel position

Postby ride_whenever » Sat Jan 19, 2013 15:36 pm

Just take it back, it may well be dished centrally in which case either your frame is bent of it is supposed to be asymmetric. Either way, you should dish the wheel to the frame.


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