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    Uneven space between seat stay to seat tube on SL

    Hi everybody,

    I noticed on my SL that the space between the seat stay to the seat tube is not the same on both sides. There is a gap of 1 mm on one side and 2-3 mm on the other side (where the cassette is mounted) is this OK?

    The bike where reassembled about a month ago by the mechanic on my LBS and he replaced all of the bearings. so I don't know if its assembly issue or just a standard divination within the norm that i did not noticed before.

    I dismounted the rear shock to see if it is the source of this divination but it is not that. I also checked and tightened the links Bolts (except for the one on the lower link that needs disassembling the crank to get to).

    any Suggestions/Advice?

    attached a scheme of the issue..



    Thanks
    Tal
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Uneven space between seat stay to seat tube on SL-ibis-seat-stayes-space-fro-seat-tube1.jpg  

    Last edited by Tal Kadouri; 04-15-2012 at 01:34 AM.
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    From eyeballing my rear triangle. The drive(chainring) side. Is closer to the seat tube compare to the other side.

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    Does your bike have the lopes link or the two individual links?
    Those who know, ride a Mojo AND a Mojo HD.
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    Ok, whatever, cold water on my bike boner right there.

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    I have a lopes link.
    At my bike the situation is just the opposite... The side of the chain is further away than the other side.
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    This was a problem before the lopes link. With it, mine has been even on both sides for the last 3 years.
    The bearings are a pain to get out of the lopes link (in my experience), so in the process of changing them the link may have been bent a little, causing the offset you are seeing.
    Those who know, ride a Mojo AND a Mojo HD.
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    Ok, whatever, cold water on my bike boner right there.

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    I just want to mention what a great drawing that is.

    Looking at my Mojo, I see I have the same situation. As much of a perfectionist as I tend to be, I really think it's a non-issue. I'd have to spend some time working on it to give advice on how to alter it. Remember, you're only talking about moving things a millimeter.
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    Thanks.

    I will check the links.
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    WIth the dual links, the spaces were even on my bike. After adding the lopes link, they were uneven like the OP. A second lopes link, same result.

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    Thanks guys,

    I sort it out. Dismounted the upper link - one of the bearings was a bit out of place.
    Tal

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