I'm doing a 7 to 10 speed drivetrain conversion on and old steel bike and I've run into a little issue with my wheelset. I'm using a DA/mavic 130mm rear wheel which I bought with no axle. I've been able to source all the parts and get it all assembled but I ran into an alignment issue. The rim is slightly off-center (to the left) of where it's supposed to be. My first instinct was to have the wheel re-dished but my second instinct is to rearrange the axle and spacers to have it propperly aligned.
Pros for rearranging axle are:
Eliminate possibility of spokes being too long/short to redish, won't weaken wheel like re-dishing might, and it costs less (I can reconfigure the axle myself)
The primary con is my concern for frame clearance as there will be less space between the cassette and stays. It's a 126mm frame and has no trouble spreading to 130.
There's plenty of clearance now but in addition to removing the tiny spacer I may also have to use a narrower locknut (the one on there is a pretty beefy mushroom nut)
I'm sure the most common answer will be "Try it and see" but I'm hoping someone will be able to answer from experience.
Egerly awaiting responses,