I went to purchase a used MTB wheelset. Deore hubs. Supposed to be, according to the seller, 130mm with a 7 speed cassette. First thing I did was measure it and it was a regular 135mm, not 130mm. So did not take it. Otherwise they were good.
Then I was thinking if I took 5mm spacers from the non-drive side and cut 5mm off the axle, would it be just the same if it was made as a 130mm with 7 speed cassette? Adjust the rim so it would be centered again, of course.
So I am asking if I did that would the dish be OK, just like as if it were made as a 130mm in the first place? Is there some data base with distances of flanges to the centerline for different hubs so I could figure that out?
As it was it did not look like it had very much dish, which I guess you would expect since a 7s cassette body would be narrower than a 8/10s. So making the change to 130mm by cutting the non-drive side would add more dish but might still be OK?