Firstly im a student and therefore poor. I have a Specialized P2 (09 i think) and it has horizontal drop outs at the back and nuts n washers not quick release spindles. The wheels are the worst part of the model as I've been told many times and after serious abuse they have finally died. I was gifted a new set off of a friend and wish to swap them in.
however here is the issue. the rear gear mech sits on a chain tensioner that is only attatched to the rear spindle. there is also i tensioner on the other side. the new wheels have quick release leavers and are relatively short spindles. and so i wish to swap the old spindles that i know fit just fine with into the new wheels so that i can use the nice new rims on my bike.
Can this be done? if so how? and if not can u recommend any cheap wheel sets that will fit this set up and take the "all mountain" standard of abuse?