Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Yes, if you respaced from the left, and redished the wheel you would have been fine.
Also, if it was a 135, it might have been spaced for 8s, and if a freewheel hub, you could have trimmed from the right. Freehub systems however cannot be changed on the right side.
The other option (if you have a steel frame) is to spread the frame to 135mm. My commuter is set up that way, 7s freewheel on 135mm hub, and the rear wheel is almost centered between the flanges, almost eliminating the right/left spoke tension difference. If the wheel is still available, and frame spreading is an option, that would be a great option.
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