chain rubs tire, other first build probs

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by kraash, May 28, 2009.

  1. kraash

    kraash Member

    so im getting close but now i just got done cutting out the fender and the chain is tuching the side of the tire.. how do i get around this.. theres no way to space the sprocket out becuase its tight on the spokes =(
     

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    is your sprocket dished???
    if so, face the dish out
    I have seen people use washers between the rag-joint rubber and the sprocket as well
     
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member


    Agree on the washer, also check the angle in the axle slot, if you are just a little bit "off" on the left side of the axle, it slants the forward part of the tire to the left/toward that chain.

    If you loosen the axle nuts and realign it a tad, that might geterdun...and when you are happy with the final axle position, put some fingernail polish on the axle threads, so they won't work loose on the worst of the bumpy roads.
     
  4. kraash

    kraash Member

    thanks ill start with these tips and see what happens.. ill try and post some pics to
     
  5. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    my chain is also eating up sidewal real fast, my sprocket is dished so i think im going to switch it so the dish faces out as well. I also put the bolts in wrong (and ground off the excess) so i will redo that the right way. First ride went great!
     
  6. kraash

    kraash Member

    i fliped the dish and it looks like its gunna clear by alot now
     
  7. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Thanks for following up kraash, that's what makes this place work (sort of like Car Talk's "Stump the Chump"), where everybody shares what works, even us unfamiliarites.
     
  8. PoloInAZ

    PoloInAZ New Member

    this is totally a problem for me, I am going to attempt to implement all of this advice
     
  9. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    i also flipped the dish to face outwards and no problems anymore. the chain tentioner sits more vertical as well.
     
  10. flip the dish or use spacers between sprocket and wheel.
     
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