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Old 09-17-05, 04:42 PM   #1
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130mm hub to a 135mm frame

Is there a "proper" way to fit a 130mm hub to a frame with 135mm spacing? I was told that all i needed was a pair of 2.5mm spaces and away I go. Sounds great, but what about the axel and squewer length? Is there enough left to safely secure the hub to the frame?
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Is there a "proper" way to fit a 130mm hub to a frame with 135mm spacing? I was told that all i needed was a pair of 2.5mm spaces and away I go. Sounds great, but what about the axel and squewer length? Is there enough left to safely secure the hub to the frame?
if its a steel frame, you can have a shop cold-set (read: bend) you rear triangle. Otherwise, you'd need to swap the axle, and the new axle would have to have an identical thread pitch. probably not worth it--there are many buttery smooth 135 hubs out there
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Is there a "proper" way to fit a 130mm hub to a frame with 135mm spacing? I was told that all i needed was a pair of 2.5mm spaces and away I go. Sounds great, but what about the axel and squewer length? Is there enough left to safely secure the hub to the frame?
If you go with the spacers, all is good if you have enough axel left for support in the dropouts. Otherwise, use thinner spacers and squeeze the stays a bit.

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Typically axles are 11 mm longer than the dropout spacing they are intended for so you have a 5.5 mm stub on each side of the locknuts. Respacing your hub will reduce this to 3mm on each side which should be adequate.

BTW, new axles are readily available and rather inexpensive and most major brands have the same thread. Changing the 141 mm axle (130 mm spacing) hub to a 146 mm axle (135 mm hub) is easy and reasonably cheap. Maybe not essential in this case but cheap.
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