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Old 09-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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feels like rear tire is trailing a bit

I just got some new bridgestone s20s on my bike took wheels off and had cycle gear mount and balance,but when I put on the wheels the rear feels like it is trailing a bit dosent seem completely centered. But the chain tensors are aligned the exact same and the chain looks straight and so does the wheel from my eye. Tire pressure is correct don't know what it is or if I'm just thinking about it to much. Feels good at some points and not so good at some. Had someone ride it and they didn't notice it. Could it be improperly balanced??
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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use a piece of string instead of using the adjusters, they have been known to be off. Could be a case of paranoia
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probably in your head unless its a noticeable difference. brands ride different.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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Not sure what you mean by trailing and I'm not sure why you feel it isn't centered.
If the adjustor's are the same and it looks centered and the chain is straight, what makes you think there's a problem?
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I just got some new bridgestone s20s on my bike took wheels off and had cycle gear mount and balance,but when I put on the wheels the rear feels like it is trailing a bit dosent seem completely centered. But the chain tensors are aligned the exact same and the chain looks straight and so does the wheel from my eye. Tire pressure is correct don't know what it is or if I'm just thinking about it to much. Feels good at some points and not so good at some. Had someone ride it and they didn't notice it. Could it be improperly balanced??
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What bike?

I live in Cypress..I can take a look at it to see if anything looks off..
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #6
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I know wht the op means, definately wanna double check to make sure the wheel is actually centered but most likely its the feel of the new tires your not used too. I bet you feel it mostly when turning or changing lanes. It's because the new rear is not squared off and your body/mind is used to riding on the old tire that most likely was.
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Make sure the axle blocks are facing the propper way too.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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Old tire wasn't to square q2s just got a nail so I got new tires.
Might be in my head because of new tires.

What I mean by trail is rear tire is slightly aimed right while front is straight will do the string tonight thanks for the help guys
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #9
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Maybe your forks are twisted in the trees.
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Pretty sure forks are fine I'm gonna go ride it after work and see have about 70 miles on tires. Half the time its fine half the time it feels funny, well see
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have you checked tire pressures?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #12
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Pressure is good
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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Use a chain alignment tool. Pretty useful.
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you will know in less than 500 miles if your tire is off center, your chain will likely fall off the sprocket before that if in fact is is off center, or snap, or grind your sprockets down. An off tire causes the sprockets to be uneven and the chain follows a "curve" in its path b/w the sprockets that wears the sprockets down hella fast.

This is definitely something you want to get inspected immediatley, did you change the tire yourself or did a shop do it?

edit: i did read that you mentioned that you were aligning the chain with the swingarm alignment notch's correct? (im not familiar with your bikes swingarms' notch config but they all have some sort of config and the best way to make sure its inline is to adjust BOTH the left and right "screws" (or allen bolts or whatever is used to adjust them) at the same time (2x allen wrenchs one in each hand) twisting at the same rate to make sure you get an even alignment throughout the tire re-installation and chain alignment process. This was a tip i got from canyonchasers
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #15
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i think it would be a good idea for you to go through this process again that way you can rule out any old alignment deficiencies :

http://canyonchasers.com/shop/video/...ain-adjust.php
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