I am having clearance issues with my recently purchased wheelset and is not clearing in the chainstays for like 2-4mm, there is anything I can myself or anyone who could help me do explore some options? perhaps indenting a little more?
Cheers in advance _o/
post a picture! will help :)
Get a smaller tyre?
Framebuilder (or DIY if you don't value the frame)
How close is the tyre to the chain?
can't go smaller, in fact needed to go wider but I'm not even there yet.
Is very close o the point the lateral flex of the wheel while riding touches..so less than a millimetre.
Get a frame that fits the tyre you want to use?
Edit: Crush chainstay with molegrip till desired tyre fits?
update: contacting frame builders to see what can be done.
An option would be replacing the bb shell to a wider one and re-weld the stays wider.
Is there a reason you’re so set on using this exact frame? You’re possibly looking at changing to MTB cranks if you use a wider bb shell
Seems like a lot of effort
Isn’t the frame alloy (by the look of the BB welds)?
No, it is Columbus Cromor tubing
I am trying to use the frame, recently purchased, wasn't expecting the stays to have such a narrow clearance.
Am avoiding to buy a new frame for the sake of a few mm. Ideally I would like to use these rims also recently purchased, which I am aware are quite MTB-ish.
It is a lot of effort yes but the built would be perfect if wasn't this little-big issue.
Are the rims super special / specific? I'd say that finding new rims is easier, cheaper and probably quicker than a) buying a new frame or b) replacing the BB and modifying the stays of the current frame.
Rims are the Velocity Blunts 35 - 36H laced to BLB Kings, built 2 weeks ago.
As said, I want to avoid at max cost, discarding the wheelset and this frame, as was recent investment and want to explore options before that.
I feel that if rims where Velocity Blunts SS would probably just fit
What size are the tyres?
Ah ok - apologies. Best of luck for getting it sorted.
So it looks like it’s the rim that is close to the chain stay - you’re running a modern wiiide rim, 35mm external and disc specific on a track frame? - try an older narrow rear rim like a mavic open pro etc...
Finally, have you checked the rear triangle hasn’t been squashed in, perhaps in transit (it happens!) also
I have checked, rear triangle hasn't been squashed in. I did the measurements.
The reason I am running this wheel is that is a specific bike build. Price to pay when we "abuse" track frames :)
I appreciate the help and tips so far!
Thanks (HessonLabs will be able to help me possibly)
Make one of these to squish the chain stays. Done a few of my frames now. You’re welcome to borrow it for beers.
Someone will drink beer then! :D
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