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Chainline out, how do I fix it?

domtylerdomtyler Posts: 2,648
edited June 2007 in Road general
Hi,

My chainline is slightly out I notice and it makes more noise than i'd like. How do I fix it? I can't see spacers for sale any where.

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  • Does your sprocket have a shoulder? Sometimes works if you turn it round.
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 652
    Don't hubjub do spacers in their tools/misc section?
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 652
    Yep - halfway down the page.

    http://www.hubjub.co.uk/etc/etc.htm
  • Black KeithBlack Keith Posts: 224
    change the BB for one with the correct axle length.

    that's the only real way to do it

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  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 382
    Firstly, depends how far it's out, but because there's not much thread on the rear hub, apart from the sprocket turn-around, there's not much beyond a mm or two that you can change. For bigger discrepencies, you need to look at the chainset - either by varying the BB length or changing the chainring position i.e. inside or outside of the spider if using a double chainset. Some BB's like Miche have adjustable cups on both sides so you can 'tune' the chainline - as long as the non-drive crank clears the chainstay. Finally, you can get small spacer shims for behind the chainrings for the last 0.5mm or so.
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