New fork – new wheel – wheel not centred.
Ive just built up my new bike. New wheel (Superstar Tactic/Tesla) in a new fork (Manitou Tower Pro) and the wheel isn’t centred in the fork, by about 3mm.
There isn’t any rubbing, but I’m sure it isn’t right. Is it the wheel at fault (out of dish?)?Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I guess, in the end as long as the forks aren’t ‘wrong’ in terms of assembly and alignment then moving the rim is the easiest solution.
to move across you need to loosen the non-disk nipples say a turn and then tighten the disk side ones by the same amount. Start at the valve so you don’t lose track of what you’ve done.
When you’ve done that place the end of the axle on an old bit of wood and put all of your weight on the rim at 5 or 6 points around the rim and then flip and do the same the other side.
to confirm if it’s all centred use a ruler to measure the rim to lowers gap – don’t use the tyre as a reference point.
It’s not difficult to do – the only ‘danger’ is that you run out of thread on the drive side nipples before the wheels centred in the forks but it shouldn;t be a problem.Posted 4 years agoneninjaMember
I wonder if it’s a Manitou thing.
A mate had the same problem with a set of Manitou’s recently. We tried a couple of wheels both ways round so it was definitely not due to dishing.
Also the fork didn’t appear to be bent as once the caliper aligned there was no disc rub and the wheel span freely.
All in all it was very strange.Posted 4 years agowoollybackpaulMember
Have a look at any bike with a set of Boxxers on and it’ll be the same.
The tolerances on forks are pretty shocking, I hadn’t noticed until a pal picked up his new Glory and spotted it. There was about 6 of us out that day with Boxxers and every set where out one way or the other.
Don’t know if Manitou have similar acceptable tolerances but wouldn’t surprise me.Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
We’ll, I took the disc off, and inserted the wheel backwards, and that way round the tyre was perfectly centred.
When done the right way round, there is no disc rub, no tyre bulge, just slightly off centre
Odd. Suggests that the fork is out by 1.5mm to the NDS and the wheel is also out by 1.5mm to the NDS, when put in the right way the difference add up to a 3mm offset, but when the wheel is in the wrong way it cancels out. The fork move the rim 1.5mm to the NDS, then the incorrect dishing moves it back 1.5mm to the DS, centering it!Posted 4 years ago
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