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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The difference is well within the spring or flex range of your rear triangle. So if you don't mind spring the frame open a bit each time you install the wheel, you're good to go as is. OTOH, if springing the frame to mount a wheel bothers you, which it shouldn't) you can bend, (cold set for the verbally squeamish) the frame to permanently spread the rear triangle. This is a straightforward job, but some care need be used to ensure that you bend each side equally, preserving the bike's centerline.
My advice, is buy the hub or wheel and see how it goes, then spread the frame (cold set) if you find the springing bothersome.
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