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    120mm 5spd hub source?

    Anyone know of a source for 120mm spaced 5 speed freewheel hubs? (Or should I just scavenge...)

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    What are you trying to do?

    I'd think that most any freewheel hub would do the trick, but you will probably have to fiddle a bit with the axle length and cone spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    What are you trying to do?

    I'd think that most any freewheel hub would do the trick, but you will probably have to fiddle a bit with the axle length and cone spacers.
    I have a frame with rear spacing at about 110/112... would like to fit a freewheel hub into it... so I'll spread it to 120... just need to find a 120 spaced hub that's not SS/track...

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    I've done that and it's easier to do than what your probably thinking. My best advice is that, if your frame has thin steel dropouts, to use a bolt-on rear wheel. It'll go a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    I've done that and it's easier to do than what your probably thinking. My best advice is that, if your frame has thin steel dropouts, to use a bolt-on rear wheel. It'll go a lot easier.
    Yes, I've done this too.. but before I even bother, I'd like to find a 120mm hub...

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    You may not find a hub labelled as 120 mm. Generally, the hub and freewheel together will most likely be less than 120 mm wide. you add spacers between the cones and locknuts to bring the locknuts out to the desired width. You also may need to use different length spacers to maintain the correct chainline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    You may not find a hub labelled as 120 mm. Generally, the hub and freewheel together will most likely be less than 120 mm wide. you add spacers between the cones and locknuts to bring the locknuts out to the desired width. You also may need to use different length spacers to maintain the correct chainline.
    Hmmm, most of the hubs I've found so far are actually labelled/denoted as 124mm... one said to take the spacers OUT to achieve 124...

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