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    Rear triangle out of whack.

    So I finally got my flow's set up tubeless tonight. While mounting my rear wheel and cycling through the cranks...I noticed the wheel is significantly shifted towards one side of the rear triangle (the brake side), causing the tire to rub slightly against the frame. I am assuming the rear triangle got out of whack somehow...is there anything I can do about this?

    Here is a crappy pic..notice the offset to the left.
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    Something's outta whack, but less likely the triangle -- at least it's aligned with the monolink. If it's a newly mounted tire I'd check that the bead is seated throughout (that it's popped).

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    Its definitely mounted well, because its filled with sealant and holding air.

    Someone from the frame forum mentioned the dishing of the wheel. The guy who built it this spring didnt exactly inspire confidence in hindsight.

    It only rubs a few inches where the wheel is slightly out of true, it might have just taken that to make the incorrect dishing evident.

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    in cse you haven't - check first that the rim sits even between both chain and both seat stays, also that the hub/axle is sitting square in the dropouts. if the rim sits fine, then check the tyre ...

    can you try a second wheel to compare?

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    your rear wheel needs to be redished.

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    Put a different rear wheel, preferably new in the frame and if it sits to the non-drive side like your wheel does, the rear end is bent/cracked/breaking. If the new rear wheel sits centered, your wheel needs to be dished.
    It is not abnormal to have to "re-dish" a rear wheel slightly to accommodate big rubber from rubbing the chain stay under pedaling or braking.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I reassembled my old wheel and dropped er in...the spacing is much better. I will get the other wheel redished.

    Lesson learned in being more picky on who builds my wheels..I'll just have to learn

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    You can "re-dish" the wheel; yourself in the frame. It's quite easy.
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Any tips?

    I assume just start loosening the one side and the other will take up the slack?

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    Close.
    Do you have the correct spoke wrench/key?
    Measure the distance from the side walls of the rim to the inside of the chain stay; record them.
    Put a drop of TriFlow on the top of the spoke nipple and it will run into the threads o the spoke/nipple and ferrules of the rim.
    Loosen the 16 Non-drive side spokes 1/2 turn.
    Measure the distance. Close?
    Tighten the 16 Drive side spokes.
    Measure.
    Go!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    delete
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