Your bike is incorrigible
I needed to shift my chainline over to the driveside by a few millimeters. Because of the size of rear tire I wanted to run there was no way to correct the chainline from the BB. Instead, I removed the second smallest cog and used it as a spacer behind the cassette, knowing that that would be the best way to get the spacing right. I don't care that this means I have only 8 effective gears. What worries me is that this would somehow put more torque on the freewheel. So I'm wondering if anyone else has done this and is it a bad idea?