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  1. #1
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    Asymetric Frames

    I has been discussed in other threads that if the bike has asymmetric frames, the rear triangle measures different on each side of the rear wheel.
    I was under the impression that most asymmetric frames vary the vertical dimensions of the chain stays and don't mess too much with the horizontal width.
    Am I all wet?

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    Regardless of the path the seatstays or chainstays take, the rear wheel HAS to be aligned with the center plane of the frame.

    The position of the dropouts MUST be equidistant from the centerline of the frame, and track in the same plane as the front wheel. There's no avoiding the rule.

  3. #3
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    We are not discussing alignment, we are discussing the distance from the chainstays to the rear wheel rim being equal on both sides. That has nothing to do with the alignment of the dropouts.

    On your issue, as long as the front and rear wheel axles are in alignment, the frame could be complete abstract plastic and the bike would handle.

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