mortar and f***ing pestle
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: sf, ca
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Respacing Ultegra 9-speed hub possible?
I recently bought a new wheelset for my Ciocc- a set of '05 Ultegra 9-speed hubs laced to Open Pros, and love them so far. The only hitch arrived when I realized my frame's spacing seemed around 5-10mm too small to easily accept the rear hub. I should have been alerted to this when I was running the frame as a fixie and didn't have to do any wrangling to fit a 120mm spaced track rear wheel to it.
Besides the worrying amount of wrangling it took to get the wheel in place and the subsequent unideal angling of the dropout faces vis-a-vis the locknuts and qr surfaces, everything is working properly. I would like to respace the rear hub in order to get things totally flowing again, but I'm not sure this is possible on a modern freehub like this Ultegra. Is there a way to do it? The end of the cassette is right up against the end of the axle, so I'd assume any movement would have to happen on the other side's nuts, and that a redish of the wheel would be neccessary.
Whoever heard of a road frame coming with 120mm rear anyway? Fricking weird. Any advice?