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can someone post the string method up for me? i need to align my rear wheel and i cant find it using the search feature. does nayone know of a site where they have the write up and pics.
 

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I use that method with a slight modification. I drilled two 1/4" holes in the conduit and used some all-thread to hold the conduit to the rear wheel. I put some 1/4" rubber tubing over the all thread so it wouldn't scratch the wheel. It works great even single handed.
 

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You don't. But sans high tech equipment you have to assume something is straight and go from there. Probably better the front wheel than the swing arm piviot. If the rear wheel is aligned to track behind the front wheel and the chain is not centered on the rear sprocket something is probably bent.
 

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Perhaps I was unclear.

The string and straightedge methods assume that you cannot eye the rear wheel straight and so need measurements, but in order to take measurements you first have to eye the front wheel straight.

If you cannot tell by eye that the rear wheel is pointed dead ahead, how can you tell by eye that the front wheel is?
 

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It is not critical. You get the rotor disks approximately parallel to the conduit to get the wheel straight and then center the wheel between the conduit.
 

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you guys are makig me more confused =(
 

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The explanation is way more complicated than the doin'. If you put something straigt on each side of the rear wheel so that it goes past the front wheel you will see what you need to do.
 

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If you read the article closely, it tells you to move the front wheel left or right until it is parallel with the conduit--then all you need to do is adjust the rear wheel until the conduit is the same distance away from the front wheel on each side.
 
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