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    Rearhub spacing question

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Maddux-Aero-F40-...item563de4702e

    These are road wheels with a hub spacing of 135mm. My GF's new bike will be arriving tomorrow. I need a 2nd set of wheels for my backup bike. I want to take the wheels off of the bike that is coming tomorrow to use for myself and get her another inexpensive set.

    She is NOT a hardcore rider and only 130lbs. She will mostly be doing recreational rides so i'm confident that these wheels will do the job but the issue is the rear hub spacing. Is it as simple as just removing a nut and a spacer or would trying to use these wheels require major drama? They are so damn cheap!

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    I'd be pissed if my boy friend took the quality wheels off my new bike to use himself and replaced them with the cheapest wheels he could find.

    I"d be equally pissed if he thought he could get away with it because I'm an inexperienced cyclist.

    He better protect his jewels (the boys) while he sleeps because I'd be madder than hell.

    He can keep the boys but find a new girl friend.
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

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    Can you tell us what spacing and frame material the wheels will be used on. Some frames can be bent if the frame spacing is too narrow. 135 is typical of 9-10 speed wheels.

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    sure it's a 130mm spaced aluminum roadbike so no, I can't just jam it in there!

    To the other guy, it's a bikes direct bike, trust me, the wheels that are coming with it aren't anything special, just your standard alex double wall 32 spoke rims. I'm quite confident the wheels I linked to would be an upgrade. the fact that she weighs so little means that she can handle a lighter weight, lower spoked rim and get the performance benefits without damaging it. Obviously i know whatever rim I get needs to be tensioned properly.

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    +1 with S'saw .. yea better get a nicer set of wheels to fit on the new bike.
    or PO'D GF may get a different guy..

    if you take a spacer out to turn a 135 wheel into a 130 you have to re dish re center the wheel back into the middle.

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    That was my concern, having to redish. What could I expect to pay an lbs to do that? More importantly, I'd it possible? Are all shimano freehubs the same and the different sizes determined by spaces and axle length?

    As for what my.gf thinks, she's getting the bike largely for physical therapy purposes she isn't a cyclist, but she is cost conscious. I can buy the exact same wheels that come on her bike for myself for $150, but if I can get her better wheels than what she has for $75 its basic common sense. I suspect these wheels are so cheap because of the odd sizing, not for lack of quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    +1 with S'saw .. yea better get a nicer set of wheels to fit on the new bike.
    or PO'D GF may get a different guy..

    if you take a spacer out to turn a 135 wheel into a 130 you have to re dish re center the wheel back into the middle.
    Along with re-dishing you will have to shorten the axle by 5 mm (or purchase a 141 mm axle) to be sure the stubs projecting beyond the locknuts don't also stick out past the dropout faces. If they do, your qr skewer won't tighten properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappuccino911 View Post
    That was my concern, having to redish. What could I expect to pay an lbs to do that? More importantly, I'd it possible? Are all shimano freehubs the same and the different sizes determined by spaces and axle length?

    As for what my.gf thinks, she's getting the bike largely for physical therapy purposes she isn't a cyclist, but she is cost conscious. I can buy the exact same wheels that come on her bike for myself for $150, but if I can get her better wheels than what she has for $75 its basic common sense. I suspect these wheels are so cheap because of the odd sizing, not for lack of quality.
    135mm is not odd sizing. It is used in touring bikes and the new and inproved 29ers.
    The hubs on the bike direct wheels are usually Joytechs and it is difficult to respace them because of the rubber boot on the left side of the hub.

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