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that is the question.

I recently replaced my front hub with one that is disk brake compatable. I used spokes that are the same length on both sides of the wheel. I now notice that the rim/tire is offset relative to the fork legs and centered on the hub. (DUH!). Are there any problems with leaving it as is, or should I dish the wheel so that the rim is centered in the fork.

P.S. The tire has about 0.3 inch clearance on one side and 0.6 on the disk side.
 

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Shiggy, what would happen if he left it as is?

Seems like it would make a stronger wheel, but would the handling be noticably thrown off?
 

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grawbass said:
Shiggy, what would happen if he left it as is?

Seems like it would make a stronger wheel, but would the handling be noticably thrown off?
Yes, the handling will be off. The wheels will not be in line with each other. Acts about the same as a misaligned frame or fork.

Ideally we would redesign frames and forks to use dishless wheels front and rear. Forks would be offset to the left (for the disc) and the rear ends offset to the right (for the gear cluster).
 

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Live and learn

I'll try adjusting the dish in the morning; the only downside is the time I spent getting the wheel nearly perfectly true. The sad part is I should have known better!
 

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bill-now said:
I'll try adjusting the dish in the morning; the only downside is the time I spent getting the wheel nearly perfectly true. The sad part is I should have known better!
It should not be too hard. Make the adjustments about a half-turn at a time and check the true before you start the next round.

Would be about a 15 minute job for me.
 
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