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  1. #1
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    Asymmetric wheel to chainstay clearance?!

    Just noticed an interesting phenomenom in my GF Paragon aluminium frame. After inserting the hub axle carefully to the rear drop out slots, the wheel seems to be aligned ok with the seatstays. However, by looking the alignement with the chainstays, there seems to be clear asymmetry in the wheel to chainstay clearance.

    Do somebody has any ideas, which could cause this? Might the frame be bent somehow or could it be some kind of factory defect? The frame has not been crashed, but it has been ridden hard few seasons. I have not spotted any cracks or other failures in it.
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    It looks as if the wheel is closer to the non-driveside at the chainstay and closer to the driveside at the seatstay. That would definitely indicate the frame being off.

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