Originally Posted by 5-7HEAVEN
Your advice is timeless, bairdco.
Here's my problem.
Dropout width is 130mm, so I can get a multi-speed hub in there w/no probs.
I need more tire clearance for my motorcycle tire. I'm estimating less than -1/16" on one chainstay to +1/16" on the other side's seat stay.
Do I have to cut off the fender bracket/cross brace on the seat stay?
Do I have to cut off the bike stand bracket on the chain stay?
To my thinking, that's the only way the stays will spread where the tire will be. I can secure the stays with C-clamps. That way, the welds on the seat tube don't get stressed during the spreading process.
Thanks for help. I'll prolly use a Toyota jack or all-thread and washers.
d use the all-thread method. the Jack Might spread it out a little to fast, and that could be a problem. The all-thread allows for some more precision control as well.