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Chainline

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Knobjockey, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. Knobjockey

    Knobjockey New Member

    If you build a bike from a new frame, how do you determine what axle you need for the correct chain line? :biggrin:
     
  2. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    pot luck.
     
  3. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    you need to know the dimensions of the bottom bracket shell and the rear hub, it can then be worked out.

    I asked in the shop and they gave me the right one....
     
  4. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    Location:
    SW London
    I'm sure someone cleverer than me will answer this properly, but I have to say I took my frame, rear wheel and chainset to a bike shop and just asked them to fit a bottom bracket that made the chainline correct. I decided rather that than buy bits I might have to keep swapping to get it right - let them do that instead.
     
  5. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

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    Knobjockey

    Knobjockey New Member

    Thanks very much lads