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Old 08-19-07, 04:39 PM   #1
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Axle kits for spacing

Been searching the net like crazy but can't find any axle kits that can respace my hub to 110mm. My DuarAce are 120 and it's totally not workable and I'm going crazy of what to do. I hate wheels!!!
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Can't you simply remove some spacers or use thinner locknuts?
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If it's 120 and there's no spacers on it, that thing ain't going down to 110 without rendering the hub unusable.
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Hmm. I'm assuming QR axle with a smaller hub shell. I should think you'd need a shorter axle; either cutting your current one or getting a new one should be possible. Loose screws sells axle washers in a number of sizes. I suspect I'm not fully answering your questions, though.
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I expect the hub shell itself was designed to be used with 120 (or more) spacing and no amount of axle shortening is going to help. If there are no spacers to remove, you aren't going to make this work.
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Without any spacers it's 120mm and it's laying against the bearing holds.
And there's no hicks around here that know crap about bikes so no one can help me space the frame wider.
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Without any spacers it's 120mm and it's laying against the bearing holds.
And there's no hicks around here that know crap about bikes so no one can help me space the frame wider.
See Sheldon Brown's web site about cold setting your own frame. Assuming it's steel, it's not that hard to do.
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Yeah, cold setting and having an off-set frame because I don't have the right workshop/toosl. I'd rather just get the hub.
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Yeah, cold setting and having an off-set frame because I don't have the right workshop/toosl. I'd rather just get the hub.
First, why do you need a 110 spacing? I haven't heard of this, at least for multi-speed rear ends.

Second, just cranking down on the hub skewer is no guarantee of an evenly installed wheel. Will the chainstays flex evenly? Are the two chainstay tubes the same cross-section? If not, I think you'll have a misaligned frame when the hub bolts are cranked down.

Third, not aligning the dropoouts can result in extra stress on the bearings and axle. Could wear out, could break the axle, but it's better not to have this stress.

I would do the cold setting myself if I couldn't find someone.

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How about starting at the beginning and letting us know what you're trying to accomplish. We might be able to offer some ideas or else explain why it isn't going to work.
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