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litespeed frame alignmentbobsmog
May 26, 2001 6:24 PM
upon inspecting my new litespeed i noticed that the wheel did not appear centered between the chainstays. there was almost a half cm. difference between the two sides. dealer will replace with no cost to me. has anyone had a similar experiece with a litespeed???
re: litespeed frame alignmentDrD
May 26, 2001 9:38 PM
My 99 Ultimate is perfect - wheel is centered, etc. (just curious, but did you check the dishing on the wheel to make sure it wasn't messed up? 1/2cm is alot for the frame to be off...)
re: litespeed frame alignmentVon Zip
May 27, 2001 9:47 AM
As Dr.D suggested it could be the dishing of the wheel. I would also make sure that when installing the rear wheel that the axles sit tight in the drop outs and do not move when the quick release is tightened. Litespeed is very quality oriented and I would suspect almost everything else before moving onto the frame.
re: litespeed frame alignmentbobsmog
May 27, 2001 10:04 AM
yeah i checked the dishing on my truing stand. also checked with two other wheels that i have.
May 27, 2001 10:17 AM
In fact I have had several high speed crashes on my Classic and it's still straight as an arrow.