Aegis Swift Cockeyed frame

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  1. Hiroadrider

    Hiroadrider New Member

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    I have an Aegis Swift frame and the rear wheel has never been centered in the seat stays. Aegis' solution is the replace the dropouts (one side). I've tried 4 different dropouts and none creates prefect alignment. We chose the best of the four. Now there is a bad shimmy at 36 + mph (descending). Also, there is less than a 1mm of tire clearance when I use 23c tires. 20c are ok.

    Question: 1. Is it proper practice to align a frame with replaceable dropouts? 2. Would a miss aligned frame cause shimmy at high speed?
    3. Is it safe to ride a bike with less than 1mm of tire clearance?

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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of using dropouts to correct an alignment problem. Can you tweak the rear wheel trueing to center the wheel? This is not the proper way to correct alignment problems either, but it might make the bike safer to ride.

    You might want to take the bike to your LBS and let them take a look at it.
     
  3. Hiroadrider

    Hiroadrider New Member

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    Any other Aegis riders out there?
     
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