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  1. #1
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    Rear wheel alignment

    Alright guys, I have a pro 29 and that I converted to a gravel grinder. I put on 35c slicks and noticed that the rear wheel doesn't quite line up with the seatpost or the seat tube along with looking a little weird in the chainstays. The wheels are 135mm I9 trails that I converted to 142 with new end caps. I checked the dish and the rim was equidistant on both sides.

    Here's a picture, best I could do. Should I be concerned?
    Rear wheel alignment-img_2721.jpg

  2. #2
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    Something is of there if the wheel is truly dished.
    You cannot go against nature, because when you do, its part of nature too.

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    I assume the bike has dropouts/hanger for 12x142 thru axle. Does the hanger have the indexable hex nut? My MT650 frame has the indexable hex nut to allow fine tuning of the wheel alignment.

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    When you checked dish, was it the same when you flipped the wheel backwards (park tool truing stand)? If it isn't your dishing tool, there's always the possibility someone messed with it. If it is yours, there's always the possibility you messed with it but don't remember messing with it.

    Since this is a trail frame, I wouldn't worry about it from a mud clearance or rubbing the chainstay concept. Purely cosmetic. If it looks funky and you don't want it to look funky, I'd see what adjustments could be done with the hub adapters (you did put them in the right side, correct?), with the frame's dropouts (if any), and then adjust the spokes to re-dish the wheel. I don't know how much I'd want to re-dish though, since you're already pretty steep on the drive side spokes.
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