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Hello guys

Riding my bike today and someone pointed out that my chain was rubbing on my bike tyre which i hadn't noticed before. Was wondering what can I do for a bigger clearance but I was thinking it could be down to the tyre width?

 

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just checked on the internet and apparently thats the correct size so could it be alignment issues?
 

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Could be alignment or a fat tyre. Not all 160 tyres are the same installed width.
I'll check the alignment in the morning but if not do you think I should shave it?
 

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oh, i read someone on SMJ had a similar problem with a dunlop tyre. some tyres do just have a different installed width as mentioned above.

i personally wouldnt be too happy with it rubbing, depending on how severe it is.
 

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oh, i read someone on SMJ had a similar problem with a dunlop tyre. some tyres do just have a different installed width as mentioned above.

i personally wouldnt be too happy with it rubbing, depending on how severe it is.
I know it's actually wearing the rivers on my chain. Do you think I can shave the tyre?
 

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Also would suggest as other have done.. To check your alignment again, post chain tension adjustment..
I think I'll check It again in the morning then
 

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You could move the rim across a bit by adjusting the spokes.

I did some measuring of tyres years ago....gives you an idea of just how much the installed width varies
 

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You could move the rim across a bit by adjusting the spokes.

I did some measuring of tyres years ago....gives you an idea of just how much the installed width varies
Thanks for the chart. My wheels are magnesium aswell
 

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i had a few different tyres on my 690 and they were never anywhere near the tyre?
just a thought, are the rear wheel spacers different for each side? could they have got mixed up at some point?
if not id say you have a problem somewhere, hopefully alignment, but it would have to be a fair way off?
 
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