I asked on here a few days ago about putting a 130mm hub into a frame designed for a 135mm unit, and the general consensus was that it was OK. However, it's sort of been bugging me, and i realized that a replacement 146mm axle complete with spacers, cones, and locknuts, would cost me about $10...
it seems like it would be worth the $10 and a couple of minutes fiddling just to have total peace of mind on the issue Also, i contacted the maker of the frame, and they said it was 'probably okay, but not ideal'.. if i can have ideal for $10, i'll do it
So anyhow, my question is, am i correct to assume the following?
I should keep all the original hub parts (ie. cones, locknuts, etc), and simply replace the shorter axle with the new longer one, and then add a spacer or spacers adding up to about 5mm on the non-drive-side only.
I've already ordered the spokes and an asymmetrical rim, but i'm assuming this won't have much affect on that stuff...