Originally Posted by Nad Kel
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.