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I have pulled apart many bikes over 20 years and have a good mechanical aptitude
but i am not sure about the chainline and how you line up a front spocket with rear cog
are most popular sprockets/cranks similar offsets?
or will i just have to trial and error with spacers on the rear axle?
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darkhorse75 wrote:Most track hubs will give a chainline of about 42mm give or take a mm, your job is to come up with a bottom bracket length and crank combo that comes as close to this as possible. easy.
Where's the fun in that? I thought it was supposed to be trial and error, a bag full of mis matched parts you found / ebayed / scored from the tip etc., some spare time, some spacers, a spoke tool and a set of cone spanners. It's impossible to take more than 15 minutes to get a working chain line even if you're using re-purposed road parts, as long as you know how to true a wheel and can adjust a bearing cone.
Trial and error FTW!
but really, that's rubbish. We get none of it because the choices are illusory.
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drubie wrote:Trial and error FTW!
But you do take all the magic out of it, Droobs....
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