Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: 1996 Bianchi San Remo (not original parts)
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new to me frame, old wheels
I posted a little while ago about this, but I can't find the post anymore and I had some additional questions.
I just got a 1996 Bianchi San Remo frame. It's a lugged steel touring frame with 130mm dropouts. I want to use my old wheels which are velocity rims with shimano 105 hubs, and a 6 gear freewheel. I know that I can put some spacers on the rear wheel so that it will fit the new frame, but my question is:
Can I put one spacer on each side and save the hassle of redishing the wheel (I don't know how to do it and would have to take it to the LBS for that). Or do I need to put two spacers on the non geared side and redish the wheel? Also the new crank I'm putting on I think is a 10-speed crank. Will an 8-speed chain work with a 10 speed crank and a 6 speed freewheel? Or does it make more sense to just get a new rear wheel. Can I get a new rear hub, and have the LBS lace that up? Does that make sense. (I'm also trying not to speed too too much money on this).
Thanks for your help.