Where would I find the hub spacing for a 1988 Peugeot Bordeaux? I have a friend giving me a rim and I need to find a hub to buy to build a fixed rear wheel.
hmm, What hubs work to get a new wheel built? Will a 130mm hub work? The rim has 32 holes. I just found a red fixie flip hub that was 130. I'm on a tight budget so I am going to be a little picky if expensive ones are suggested.
Most track hubs are spaced at 120mm. It shouldn't be a problem to add 3mm spacer to each side to fit your 126mm spaced frame. Just make sure there's enough axle to engage dropouts and accept your nuts.
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Homebrew-I read a post where someone did that and it was fine until they put a lot of pressure on it. Then the frame flexed a bit and the wheel touched the side. I guess if you mess with the geometry that's what happens. I'm looking up 126mm hubs. Or maybe the 120s with spacers would be okay.
Jim-Assuming you will check this, what is the spacing on the front hub? Also 126mm?
Edit: Okay, I measured. More like 3.75 inches or 95 mm. Sound right to anyone?
As much as I dont want ot post in this thread I'll tell you that the front is 100mm and the back is 126. As far as converting it to a fixie/SS....going with 120mm hub is your best option.
A 126 or 130 fixied gear/SS is only viable if the rear hub has an extremely wide ditance between the flanges.
I've read that link and seen what people are saying. I found a fixed wheel built on a 120 rear hub that is able to be spaced to 126, so that problem is solved. And for the front, I have a wheel that is nice and straight with a long axle but it's pretty narrow. I think 3 mm spacers on each side of that one will take up the space. I'm going to take it to my LBS and have them take a look at it.