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Old 12-11-03, 06:40 PM   #1
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135 to 130 hub?

I want to build a cyclocross wheel with an old XTR hub. Does anyone know if it is possible to change the spacing on the hub so that it will fit into a frame with 130mm spacing? Thanks.
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Old 12-11-03, 06:55 PM   #2
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How about spreading the dropouts so the XTR hub will fit? It has been done, quite often.
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If it is a steel or Ti frame it should fit no problem. I'm running a 135 hub in a frame built as a 130 no problem. Just spread the dropouts with your hands as you put the wheel in. Don't suggest you do this with an Alu or CF frame.

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I've thought about that. The thing is that I don't have the frame yet, nor do I know when I will get it or what it will be. I am looking for a winter project. I never really ride my mountain bike anymore and I plan on parting most of it out to a cyclocross frame when one comes along. I need to learn how to build wheels and this just seems like a good place to start.
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With the xtr hub you can remove the spacer from the non-drive side and replace it with one five mm shorter(Just leave the plastic cone off). Then redish the wheel.
We did this for a guy that did not want to spread his frame.
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Old 12-11-03, 07:59 PM   #6
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Thanks Rev. I thought something like that might work, but I get myself in over my head if I just rush in. I Appreciate the help.
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You need a shorter axle as well.
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You need a shorter axle as well.
Not necessarily. I re-spaced a 130mm rear hub down to 126mm and I didn't have to change the axle. It depends on the thickness of the rear dropouts.
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I am using XTR hubs on my roadbike...
had to spread my rear triangle... Rev chuck's suggestion does work.. I always have faith in him.
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A 4 cross front wheel? ( I count 3 )
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I dont know....that one spokes crosses over like 8 spokes
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its an optical illusion.
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It is definately 4x.
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sorry to dissapoint you guys, its a 3x..

DT comp black spokes...

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