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    Cold-setting steel frame to 130

    I've a 127mm steel frame that I'd like to cold-set to 130mm so I can use 9-speed rears. Is a crude spread sufficient, or do the hanger-plates need to be realigned to the frame center-line? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarHorizon
    I've a 127mm steel frame that I'd like to cold-set to 130mm so I can use 9-speed rears. Is a crude spread sufficient, or do the hanger-plates need to be realigned to the frame center-line? Thanks!
    Assuming it's a steel frame you can just spread by hand and stick the wider hub in and ride it. Realignment isn't necessarily required.

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    Cancel this thread - I just found Sheldon Brown's site, and his articles answered all my questions! Thanks in advance to those who already replied!

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