Fattest Thin Man
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Bikes: Miyata 610, Vinco V, Rocky Mountain Element
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OLD on different wheels
Over locknut-dimension from wheel to wheel. How is it changed? Spacer behind the locknut?
I picked up a pair of used Mavic Open Pro/Ultegra wheels. I installed a 9 speed cassette and ran them on my commuter bike, an old steel bike with friction shifting. Everything worked great, although the 11 tooth cog was a little close to the frame. But nothing contacted.
So now I'm installing those wheels on a newer 2005 aluminum bike with indexed shifting, and it's difficult to get the shifting correct. It's pretty obvious that the locknut on the freehub side is closer to the freehub on the Mavics than it is on the original wheels for the newer bike.
Is it as simple as installing spacers behind the locknut to move the locknut farther out to make the OLD the same as the old axle? I read a good bit about it on Sheldon's site, but no mention was made of this. Although it did mention that a new axle may not be required if there is at least 2mm of axle outside the locknuts.