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    Senior Member KenNC's Avatar
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    Suggestions for wheels with 114mm rear and 95mm front spacing?

    I am considering building up a Raleigh Lenton frame from the 1950s that took 27" wheels with 114mm rear spacing and 95mm front spacing. Any suggestions? They don't have to be original, but just close. And specifically, are there any problems putting a 100mm front-spaced wheel into a 95mm fork? Don't have the frame yet and will give it a try, but thought I'd ask as well. Thanks!

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    Old track hubs often came with those dimensions, as did Sturmey-Archer hubs (IGH or otherwise, and front hubs). What kind of build are you considering? If you're not committed to period-correct everything, you could just spread the frame and fork. 120mm rear hubs are still plentiful, and 100mm front hubs are standard equipment.

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    I'd spread to the current track standards -- 100 in front and 120 in the rear. That gives you countless options. You shouldn't even need to permanently cold-set it, just pull the fork ends out slightly as you put the wheel in. Steel bends.
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