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Old 05-23-20, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for all of the replies. My concerns with this gap were the following, in order of importance:

1) Safety
2) premature wear/tear on components
3) cosmetics.

If I'm reading this correctly, it appears to be more of a cosmetic issue vs safety / wear so I'm happy about that.

Andrew Stewart, what's the best way to maintain this if I can't get the compression ring out? I ride this bike in the summer in dry conditions. I don't ride in the wet or on mountain trails with lots of dirt. It's mainly street riding and the occasional hard packed gravel or dirt.

Thanks for your help with this. I'll button it all back up as I'm going for a 30km ride tomorrow.

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