I have a DMR Revolver hub, laced to an AtomLab PimpLite rim. It's a strong wheel, but there is one major flaw. I originally wanted to run a 160mm rear rotor, but the Avid Juicy 5 caliper was fouling on the spokes. In order to get it to clear, I had to run a 7" rotor, and even then it's not ideal (I think the rotor has bent a little).
It's been suggested that I should shim out the rotor a bit. I tried shimming the rotor out 2mm, but it the caliper still fouled on the spokes. I could probably shim it 3-4mm more, and run longer hex screws, but is this good practice? Should I just replace the hub?
Ideally, I'd like to run a 140mm rear disc, but it looke like even 160mm will be a stretch.
If I was to shim it out that far, should I use the actual shims that are for sale (and are expensive!), or just some copper washers?
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