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How Much Space?(2 posts)

How Much Space?toonces
Mar 12, 2003 8:10 PM
How much space should I leave between the rear wheel and the seat stay on my horizontal dropout bike. I put in a bigger cog and now there is only about 3-5mm of space left if that. I think that's too close for comfort, but this bike is new so the chain might stretch a bit. Then again, the wheel might pull in and hit the seat tube. Thoughts?
re: How Much Space?trout_bum
Mar 13, 2003 10:35 AM
Can you add another link to chain or put on a longer chain? I think 1 link adds 1/2 inch-check out Sheldon Browns conversion page it has this info.