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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW
    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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    Just hacksaw the axle down!
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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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    Is that 4-cross? Nice! What spokes did you use?
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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..

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    Last edited by dexmax; 12-16-03 at 04:15 AM.
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