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    It's not easy being green FatBomber's Avatar
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    Can you re-space a 130mm wheel to 126mm?

    I'd like to het my wife a new set of wheels but her rear spacing is 126mm.

    Can I buy a new set of 130mm wheels (Easton Vistas) and respace them?
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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    nope, but you can respace the frame if its steel. or just bend it out a bit while you are installing the wheel.

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    Yes,
    You can get thinner cone lock nuts.
    You can also change the axle spacer size but this will require re-dishing.
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    Just open the rear triangle a little by hand and put the wheel in, it will fit tightly but it will fit. Unless you need to do lightening quick wheel changes during a race, this will work fine.
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    Problem: your wheel is spaced 4mm wider than the frame.
    Solution 1: spread the frame 2mm on each side at the rear dropouts
    Solution 2: remove a 4mm worth of washers from the non-drive-side of the rear axle

    Respacing the wheel will increase the amount of dish in the wheel (referring to the disproportionate load borne by the drive-side spokes), and is a bad idea if it's an 8-speed (or more) wheel. 7-speed wheels come with 126mm and 130mm spacing, and it's fine to respace a 130mm 7-speed rear hub down to 126mm.

    Respacing the frame is easy with a steel frame. You can either stretch the frame's dropouts apart each time you remove and install the wheel, or you can permanently alter the frame by spreading it.

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