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innergel said:
What is the possible problem with running a chainline that is off? Am I losing power or pedaling efficiency or risking throwing the chain, or is it only an asthetic issue?
Sheldon states " The worse the chainline, the worse the mechanical efficienty of the drive train."

But you will also shorten considerably the life of your components in a fixed gear chainline due to the extra stress.

It will also be noisy. The worse the chainline the more noise the drivetrain will make. This is maddening enough to make you want to get it right.

I have no idea if 5mm is too much though. Seems like you must be able to respace something to get it a little better.
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